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Exhibition July 4 − November 15, 2020

Paris in the days of post-impressionism: Signac and the Independent

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) invites you to visit a large-scale exhibition“Paris in the days of post-impressionism: Signac and the Independent”.

Guests will see a magnificent collection of 500 paintings and graphic works, including the largest selection of paintings by Paul Signac, as well as the work of avant-garde artists and impressionists: Claude Monet, Morisot, Dufy, Frieze; Symbolists of Gauguin and Redon; Nabi groups - Bonnard, Denis, Vallotton; neo-impressionists Cross, Pissarro and many other contemplators of Parisian life of the late XIX - early XX centuries.

Visitors can learn about the social and artistic problems of the era and what prompted a group of artists led by Signac to create the Independent Salon in 1884, where they defended the idea of an art event “without a jury, without awards”. Among the works presented are unique paintings: a portrait of Paul Signac on a yacht (1896) by Theo Van Reisselberg and a sketch of Paul Signac's canvas “In times of harmony”, which is not transportable due to its size.

Based on site materials Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA).