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Unveiling of Vincent van Gogh “Self-Portrait”

Works from 10 countries and over 60 lenders!

The works on view in this extraordinary exhibition at the MMFA have been lent by major private collectors and museums ranking amongst the most prestigious in Europe, Canada, the United States and Asia.

Some twenty paintings and fifteen prints and drawings are presented exclusively at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. They include, Vincent van Gogh’ Self-portrait that was unveiled at the journalists on September, 30.

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is proud to present — in a Canadian exclusive — the exhibition Van Gogh to Kandinsky: Impressionism to Expressionism, 1900‐1914, which is running from October 11, 2014 to January 25, 2015. A century after the outbreak of the First World War, this exceptional exhibition of over one hundred paintings and an equal number of drawings and prints executed by the greatest avant-garde figures of the time, sheds new light on the extraordinary artistic cross-currents presiding over the major developments in modern art that took place in Germany and France between 1900 and 1914.

The art produced by the French and German avant-garde between the end of the nineteenth century and the outbreak of World War I is widely celebrated today. Its creators were artists renowned in France — Cézanne, Gauguin, Matisse, Picasso, Signac, Van Gogh, Vlaminck — and in Germany — Heckel, Kandinsky, Kirchner, Klee, Nolde, Pechstein. Their works, distinguished by their originality, power and beauty, are considered among the early masterpieces of modern art.