AGO.46082	Pierre-Auguste Renoir, The Seine at Chatou, c. 1871. Oil on canvas: 46.7 x 56.1 cm. Purchase, 1935. 2304.	 Impressionist painting of the Seine river with brush in the foreground, houses on the far side of the river, and a bright reflection of the sun in the water

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, The Seine at Chatou, c. 1871. Oil on canvas: 46.7 x 56.1 cm. Purchase, 1935. 2304.

Steam: Impressionist Painting Across the Atlantic

Opens November 5, 2022

Admission is always FREE for AGO Members, AGO Annual Pass Holders & Visitors 25 and under. Learn more.

Located on Level 1 in Gallery 116

EXHIBITION OVERVIEW

Steam-powered travel transformed the way artists moved through, and interacted with, the world around them – whether across the ocean or out to the countryside. With greater access to Trans-Atlantic travel beginning in the 1870s, Canadian artists had more opportunities to study and work in Europe than ever before. Across Europe, affordable steam-powered train travel enabled artists to explore landscapes beyond the city centre. The 20 paintings in this gallery showcase the impact travel had on artists from France, England and Canada, sparking and spreading as it did the style of painting we now call Impressionism.

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