Do you know Marcel Barbeau, the unpredictable of the Automatist Group, this innovator, passionate about movement and who was himself always in motion?

After more than 70 years of intense creation, he passed away a with brush in his hand. On this website you will learn how in 1946, he explored the all-over space and gestural painting before Pollock.

You will also find out how, echoing the “Chant des adolescents” of Stockhausen, Barbeau has translated the movement in drawing, then in painting and in optical virtual images.

You will discover a great sculptor who, in the mid-forties, has produced sculptures without any figurative reference in which he introduced space issues and choreographic movement, characteristics of all his sculptural work.

It reveals the transdisciplinarity of it visual work that is always in communication with other artistic disciplines.

All this and many other things. Awaiting for the upcoming retrospective exhibition on which in preparation at Musée national des beaux-art du Québec, we invite you to learn more about this great artist, not only through his work and his public life, but also in his private life.

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Barbeau at the Winchester Gallery

Barbeau at the Winchester Gallery

Abstraction in Canada, an exhibition of the Winchester Gallery in Victoria presents works from 1950 to today. The exhibition, which will be held from October 10 to November 2, 2019, brings together the works of Canadian artists who have influenced the field of abstract art such as Jean-Paul Riopelle, Jean McEwen, Yves Gaucher, Rita Letendre,… Read more…

Un film sur l’exposition Marcel Barbeau. En mouvement au MNBAQ

Un film sur l’exposition Marcel Barbeau. En mouvement au MNBAQ

Au lendemain du vernissage de la magnifique exposition rétrospective organisée par le Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec en hommage à Marcel Barbeau, la Fondation Marcel Barbeau s’est associée aux Productions de l’Insoumis, pour développer un projet de film d’art et documentaire afin de pérenniser cet événement important. Le dialogue entre cette exposition de l’œuvre… Read more…

Press review of the exhibition Marcel Barbeau. En mouvement

Press review of the exhibition Marcel Barbeau. En mouvement

    The Marcel Barbeau In Motion exhibition is in full swing at the National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec! To learn more about this retrospective and do not miss the activities related to it, we invite you to consult the Museum’s calendar: https://www.mnbaq.org/activites/calendrier-des-activites. As the event has prolificly shone in the media, we… Read more…

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