The National Gallery of
1 History 2 Directors 3 Collection 4 Selected works
4.1 Renaissance and Mannerism 4.2 Baroque 4.3 Romanticism, early 19th century 4.4 19th century, Post-Impressionism 4.5 20th century
5 Affiliations 6 References 7 Further reading 8 External links
View of the National Gallery of
The Gallery was first formed in 1880 by Canada's Governor General John
Douglas Sutherland Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll, and, in 1882, moved
into its first home on
Sculptures on display inside the National Gallery of Canada
The Gallery has a large and varied collection of paintings, drawings,
sculpture and photographs. Although its focus is on Canadian art, it
holds works by many noted American and European artists. It has a
strong contemporary art collection with some of Andy Warhol's most
famous works. In 1990 the Gallery bought Barnett Newman's Voice of
Fire for $1.8 million, igniting a storm of controversy. Since that
time its value has appreciated sharply. In 2005, the Gallery acquired
a painting by Italian Renaissance painter Francesco Salviati for $4.5
million. Its most famous painting is likely The Death of General
Wolfe by Anglo-American artist Benjamin West.
In 2005, a sculpture of a giant spider, Louise Bourgeois's Maman, was
installed in the plaza in front of the Gallery. In 2011 the gallery
installed Canadian sculptor Joe Fafard's Running Horses next to the
Hieronymus Bosch, The Temptation of St. Anthony, 1501–50.
Hans Baldung, Eve, the Serpent, and Death, c. 1510–15.
Titian, Daniele Barbaro, 1545.
Paolo Veronese, Fragment of the Petrobelli Altarpiece: The Dead Christ with Angels, c. 1563.
El Greco, St. Francis and Brother Leo Meditating on Death, c. 1600–05.
Peter Paul Ruebens, The Entombment, c. 1612–15.
Rembrandt, Heroine from the Old Testament, 1632–33.
Romanticism, early 19th century
Benjamin West, Death of General Wolfe, 1770.
Caspar David Friedrich, Boy Sleeping on a Grave, c. 1801–03.
J. M. W. Turner, Shoeburyness Fishermen Hailing a Whitstable Hoy, c. 1809.
Eugène Delacroix, The Barque of Dante, c. 1820.
Francisco Goya, Holy Week in Spain in Times Past, c. 1825.
19th century, Post-Impressionism
Honoré Daumier, The Third-Class Carriage, 1863–65.
Odilon Redon, The Raven, 1882.
Paul Gauguin, The Quarries of Le Chou near Pontoise, 1882.
Vincent van Gogh, Iris, 1890.
Camille Pissarro, Hay Harvest at Éragny, 1901.
Paul Cézanne, Forest, c. 1902–04.
Gustav Klimt, Hope I, 1903.
Tom Thomson, The Jack Pine, 1916–17.
Edward Wadsworth, Dazzle-ships in Drydock at Liverpool, 1919.
David Milne, Vimy Ridge from Souchez, Estaminet among the Ruins, 1919.
Franklin Carmichael, The Upper Ottawa, near Mattawa, 1924.
Bill Vazan, Black Nest, 1989–91.
Louise Bourgeois, Maman, 1999.
Auguste Rodin, Age of Bronze, 1875–1876, cast in 1901. M. C. Escher, Stars, 1948. Barnett Newman, Voice of Fire, 1967.
The Museum is affiliated with: CMA,
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Ord, Douglas (2003), The National Gallery of Canada: ideas, art, architecture, McGill-Queen's University Press, ISBN 0-7735-2509-2 Robert Fulford, "Turning the absurd into an art form: Canada's National Gallery has a history filled with bizarre decisions," National Post, 9 September 2003, http://www.robertfulford.com/2003-09-09-gallery.html
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