Journey Through Salon Style

Sir John Everett Millais. Afternoon Tea (The Gossips), 1889. oil on canvas, 104.5 x 133.3 cm. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery; Gift of the Everett Family from the Everett Collection, in memory of Patricia Everett, 2009-334.

In addition to our Director’s Daily Art series on our social media channels, here’s another way to take in some of our collection!

See old favourites in an exciting new way. Discover some of the oldest and best loved artworks in the WAG collection in salon-style fashion, featuring some rarely seen gems from the 16th-to-19th centuries.

Salon-style references how the Paris Salon installed paintings beginning in the late 17th century and continuing through the 19th century. Attempting to save space by hanging as many paintings as possible on one wall, the Salon hung works very close together, from floor to ceiling, often without regard for chronology or genre. Salon Style: Reimagining the Collection brings together nearly 200 paintings by artists ranging from Lucas Cranach to Jean-Paul Riopelle, Eugène Boudin to Prudence Heward, Tom Thomson to Emily Carr, and many others.

 

Exhibition curated by Dr. Stephen Borys, WAG Director & CEO and Andrew Kear

Video by Radovan Radulovic, WAG Head of Visitor & Museum Services.

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4 responses to “Journey Through Salon Style”

  1. Beverly says:

    Thanks for keeping in touch. Would be great if you could add links to great art films or videos

  2. Darron Field says:

    Thanks for providing a virtual walkthrough. Can you tell me the music used in the video?

    • Winnipeg Art Gallery says:

      Hi Darron, glad you liked the walk-through! As for the music, unfortunately our team can’t find that specific track – but it is beautiful!

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