Do you know Marcel Barbeau, the unpredictable of the Automatist Group, this innovator, passionate about movement and who was himself always in motion?

After more than 70 years of intense creation, he passed away a with brush in his hand. On this website you will learn how in 1946, he explored the all-over space and gestural painting before Pollock.

You will also find out how, echoing the “Chant des adolescents” of Stockhausen, Barbeau has translated the movement in drawing, then in painting and in optical virtual images.

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

It reveals the transdisciplinarity of it visual work that is always in communication with other artistic disciplines.

All this and many other things. Awaiting for the upcoming retrospective exhibition on which in preparation at Musée national des beaux-art du Québec, we invite you to learn more about this great artist, not only through his work and his public life, but also in his private life.

Welcome to the world of Marcel Barbeau on the web path of Liberty!

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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