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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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…

Activités autour de la rétrospective Marcel Barbeau. En mouvement

Activités autour de la rétrospective Marcel Barbeau. En mouvement

    Plusieurs activités et événements sont organisés par le Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec dans la cadre de la grande rétrospective Marcel Barbeau: En mouvement. Parmi les concerts, ateliers de création pour adulte ou pour enfants, visites scolaires, projections de films et parcours numérique, chacun pourra trouver sa manière d’entrer dans l’univers vibrant… Read more…

MARCEL BARBEAU : Jours d’envol – GALERIE D’ESTE

MARCEL BARBEAU : Jours d’envol – GALERIE D’ESTE

November 1 – 25, 2018  Opening: Thursday, November 1 from 5pm to 8 pm   Galerie D’Este is pleased to present Jours d’envol, the first solo show by artist Marcel Barbeauorganized at the gallery.     WORD FROM THE CURATOR: Dr. Ninon Gauthier: I have often described how the expression of movement is at the heart of… Read more…

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