Exhibition poster
19 July – 17 November 2019

In a new light
Canada and Impressionism

For the first time in Europe, the Kunsthalle Munich presents masterpieces by Canadian Impressionists from the late 19th to the early 20th century. The journey starts in Paris, where many Canadian painters came to study. Some of them stayed in Europe, while others returned home. Influenced by Impressionism, they were especially interested in capturing the fleeting atmosphere of the moment. In addition to scenes from everyday life in Canada, they painted landscapes that reproduced the incomparable light and nature of the North. Some artists ultimately emancipated themselves from European Impressionism, creating an own distinctive style for their young nation.

Organized by the National Gallery of Canada

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