The Crisis of Abstraction in Canada : The 1950s

Leclerc, Denise and Barclay, Marion H.. The Crisis of Abstraction in Canada : The 1950s. Ottawa, Ont.: Musée des beaux-arts du Canada / National Gallery of Canada, 1992.

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Abstract (English)

An examination of various practices of abstract art practices in Canada in the 1950s. Leclerc presents movements or groups of artists from seven large Canadian cities, discussed in relation to European and American models, while Barclay outlines the results of her research on the paints and materials used by artists of this period. As well, a short text summarizes the technical development of each of the 62 artists. Also included are a chronology of scientific advances in synthetic painting from 1832 to 1979, a glossary of primary materials, and appendices describing techniques used by Canadian painters, and listing the manufacturers and suppliers of acrylic paint in Canada between 1949 and 1991. Brief biographical notes. Circa 390 bibl. ref.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Leclerc, Denise (Curator); Leclerc, Denise (Author); Barclay, Marion H. (Author); Thomson, Shirley L. (Prefacer)
Dossier: 351 - MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS DU CANADA / NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA (Ottawa)
Collation: 237 p. : 207 ill. (20 col.) ; 29 x 23 cm
ISBN: 088884624X
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Ottawa, Ont.: Musée des beaux-arts du Canada / National Gallery of Canada
Artists: Barbeau, Marcel; Bellefleur, Leon; Belzile, Louis; Binning, B. C.; Bloore, Ronald; Borduas, Paul-Emile; Bornstein, Eli; Burton, Dennis; Bush, Jack; Cahen, Oscar; Comtois, Ulysse; Coughtry, Graham; Etrog, Sorel; Ewen, Paterson; Ferron, Marcelle; Fitzgerald, Lionel Lemoine; Gagnon, Charles; Gauvreau, Pierre; Gladstone, Gerald; Godwin, Ted; Goguen, Jean; Gordon, Hortense; Gorman, Richard; Hodgson, Tom; Jarvis, Don; JAURAN (DE REPENTIGNY, RODOLPHE); Jerome, Jean-Paul; Juneau, Denis; Kiyooka, Roy; Leduc, Fernand; Letendre, Rita; Lochhead, Kenneth; Luke, Alexandra; Macdonald, Jock; Mcewen, Jean; Mckay, Arthur; Mead, Ray; Meredith, John; Molinari, Guido; Morton, Douglas; Mousseau, Jean-Paul; Murray, Robert; Nakmura, Kazuo; Nicoll, Marion; Onley, Toni; Rayner, Gordon; Riopelle, Jean-Paul; Rogers, Otto; Ronald, William; Roussil, Robert; Shadbolt, Jack; Smith, Gordon; Snow, Michael; Sullivan, Francoise; Tanabe, Takao; Toupin, Fernand; Tousignant, Claude; Town, Harold; Urquhart, Tony; Vaillancourt, Armand; Wieland, Joyce; Yarwood, Walter
Critics / Curators / Historians: Leclerc, Denise
Art Organizations: National Gallery Of Canada (Ottawa)
Event Statement: Exhibition dates: 18 Nov. 1992 - 31 Jan. 1993, Musée du Québec ; 12 Mar. -24 May 1993, National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa) ; 11 June - 8 Aug. 1993, Mackenzie Art Gallery (Regina) ; 28 Aug.- 24 Oct. 1993, Glenbow Museum (Calgary) ; 18 Nov. 1993 - 30 Jan. 1994, Art Gallery of Hamilton.
Keywords: ABSTRACTION; ACRYLIC PAINTING; PLASTICIENS; PAINTING MATERIALS; ENAMEL; INDUSTRIAL MATERIAL; TECHNIQUE; PAINTERS ELEVEN (Toronto)
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Date Deposited: 19 Feb 1993
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 13:37
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/4540
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