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.

Welcome to the world of Marcel Barbeau on the web path of Liberty!

Recent News...

Virgin Forest presented at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid

Virgin Forest presented at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid

    Marcel Barbeau’s painting entitled Virgin Forest (1946) will be presented at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía this fall in Madrid. Part of the collection of the National Gallery of Canada, the painting will be part of the exhibition París pese a topo. Artistas extranjeros, 1944-1968 [Paris without Regret. Foreing Artists,… Read more…

“Refus global” 70 years

“Refus global” 70 years

[French version] Refus global, son impact Il y a 70 ans, le 8 août 1948, le manifeste Refus global crée une onde de choc dans la société québécoise. Dans sa chronologie tirée de sa thèse Échos et métamorphoses dans l’œuvre de Marcel Barbeau catalogue des peintures (1945 – 1971) et catalogue des sculptures (1945 – 2000) Ninon… Read more…

Lecture by Ninon Gauthier at the Raymond-Lasnier Exhibition Center

Lecture by Ninon Gauthier at the Raymond-Lasnier Exhibition Center

On Sunday, February 18th, attend the conference of Ninon Gauthier free of charge as part of the “Marcel Barbeau” exhibition. Vibrato “at the Raymond-Lasnier Exhibition Center. LECTURE BY NINON GAUTHIER,  ART CRITIC AND ART HISTORIAN SUNDAY February 18 2018 14 h FREE, mandatory reservation (limited placess) : 819 372-4611 ou au cerl@v3r.net At the Louis-Philippe-Poisson room of the… Read more…

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