Michael Snow
Clothed Woman (In Memory of my Father) 1963
oil and lucite on canvas
152 x 386.2 cm
Purchased 1966
National Gallery of Canada

International Art

Detail: Hans Baldung (called Grien), Eve, the Serpent, and Death c. 1510-1515, oil on linden ?, cradled 64 x 32.5 cm


Piero di Cosimo, Vulcan and Aeolus c. 1490, oil and tempera on canvas, 155.5 x 166.5 cm
Bronzino, Pierantonio Bandini c. 1550-1555, oil on wood, cradled, 106.7 x 82.5 cm

The International galleries integrate painting, sculpture and decorative arts ranging in date from the early fourteenth to the late twentieth century.

The Medieval and Renaissance rooms include masterworks by Simone Martini, Piero di Cosimo, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Hans Baldung Grien, Quentin Matsys, Lorenzo Lotto, and Bronzino. The seventeenth century is represented by many of the greatest masters including El Greco, Rubens, Rembrandt, Annibale Carracci, Bernini, Guercino, Veronese, Poussin and Puget. The eighteenth-century collections include splendid Venetian views by Canaletto, Bellotto and Guardi, fine genre scenes by Chardin, and West’s celebrated The Death of General Wolfe. Early nineteenth-century highlights include a life-sized marble Dancer by Canova, as well as landscapes by Constable, Turner and Corot. In the second half of the nineteenth century the French school is especially well-represented by the likes of Daumier, Rousseau, Boudin, Pissarro, Monet, Degas, Cézanne and Gauguin, as well as the Dutchman van Gogh, whose greatest works were made in France.

Twentieth-century symbolism is represented by Ensor and Klimt; Fauvism by Vlaminck, Derain, Braque and van Dongen. There are early and late Cubist paintings by Braque and Picasso respectively, as well as cubist-inspired works by Popova, Lipchitz and Léger. Other modernist strains include the Futurism of Severini and Epstein, and the radical anti-representational art of Duchamp, El Lissitzky and Mondrian. Surrealism is represented by Dalí, Magritte, and Cornell. Varieties of mid-century modernism are seen in the British artists Nicholson, Nash and Bacon, as well as by artists working in America such as Gorky, Bourgeois, Calder, Still and Pollock. American art of the 1960s is extremely well-represented by practitioners of Pop art (Warhol, Rosenquist, Segal) and Minimalism (Judd, Andre, Flavin), and also by the late abstraction of Barnett Newman, whose Voice of Fire caused a sensation when purchased in 1989.