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Shoot the Piano Player
A film by François Truffaut
France | 92 minutes | 1960
Metro Cinema at the Garneau, 8712 109 Street
Tickets: $10 / $8 AGA & Metro Members, Students and Seniors
Tickets can be purchased through the Metro Cinema Box Office
Since the late 18th century, watercolour painting has retained a distinctive identity and history in Britain and was deemed a “national art” in the 19th century. Watercolour was chosen as the primary means of expression by many British artists because of the versatility of the medium and the effects it could achieve. It was deemed ideal for both detailed works and expansive atmosphere effects alike. Plus, with quicker drying times than oils and the portability of paper over canvas, watercolours easily allowed artists to leave the studio, enabling them to capture the world around them such as, people in motion, the transient effects of weather and the close study of the natural world.
Water Into Art: British Watercolours from the V&A, 1750-1950 is a rare opportunity to view a rich selection of watercolours from the world-famous Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Featuring 100 artworks, this exhibition ranges from small sketches to fully realized works and includes examples from all of the leading painters of this period, including literary illustrations by William Blake, landscapes by J.M.W. Turner and nature studies by William Henry Hunt.
Water into Art: British Watercolours from the V&A, 1750-1950 is curated by Katherine Coombs, Curator of Paintings at the V&A and organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
New Acquisitions: Views and Vistas is the second in a pair of exhibitions to showcase recent acquisitions to the AGA collection. Featuring works that were acquired in the last few years, Views and Vistas represents how the landscape has been and continues to be a subject and primary focus for many Canadian artists. From historical paintings by A.J. Casson, Lawren Harris, A.Y. Jackson and William Johnstone to George Hunter’s photographs of Alberta coal mines in the 1950s, this small thematic grouping also features contemporary images of the land by Edward Burtynsky, Gregory Hardy, John Hartman and Lynn Malin.
July 25, 2013
Enjoy free Gallery admission from 6-9 pm
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