Do you know Marcel Barbeau, the youngest member of the Automatist Group, the unpredictable one, this innovator, passionate on the issue of movement, who is himself always in motion?

For the spring of the seventieth anniversary of his work and career, we are offering you a new flourishing web site, showing how as early as 1946, he explored all over the space linked to gestural painting, nearly one year before Jackson Pollock.

This web site teaches you how Barbeau, by echoing Stockhausen’s “Der singende Jugendliche” (The Singing teenagers), has translated the great German composer movement and his repetition of sounds in drawings, then in paintings and in optical virtual images.

You will also discover a great sculptor who, in the mid-forties, has produced sculptures without any figurative reference and in which he introduced space issues and choreographic movement, characteristics of all his sculptural work.

Furthermore, he reveals how his art is transdisciplinary, and always in communication with other artistic disciplines

All this and much more. For his ninetieth anniversary, you are invited to learn more about this great artist, not only through his work and his public life, but also his private life, through an almost daily view.

Welcome to the universe of Marcel Barbeau, on the web path of his freedom!

Recent News...

To read : Article by Jeffrey Spalding

To read : Article by Jeffrey Spalding

We invite you to read the article by the curator Jeffrey Spalding (C.M., RCA) about the work of Marcel Barbeau online on the Gallerieswest website. To get there :http://www.gallerieswest.ca/blogs-and-buzz/it-will-be-hard-to-imagine-a-world-without-the-presence-of-m/   Read more…

SMCQ | Tribute to Serge Garant and Marcel Barbeau

SMCQ | Tribute to Serge Garant and Marcel Barbeau

Chant d’amour … at the SMCQ November 10, 2016   The SMCQ revives a major work from one of its founders and directors Serge Garant. The texts from his love song are taken from age-old sources words (Petrarch, Shakespeare, Ronsard) from definitions of the word “love” taken from French, English and Spanish dictionaries, from modern… Read more…

Opening Vibrato Marcel Barbeau : Musée d’art de Joliette

MARCEL BARBEAU – VIBRATO | Musée d’art de Joliette Currator : Marie-Hélène Foisy October 1, 2016, to January 8, 2017 It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the opening of the exhibition Vibrato: Marcel Barbeau at Musée d’art de Joliette on October 8, 2016 at 2 pm.  145 Rue du Père-Wilfrid-Corbeil, Joliette, QC J6E 4T4… Read more…

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