Exhibition “INTO THE ARCTIC”, by Cory Trépanier
March 1 - April 30
On March 1, 2020 the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco opens its doors to INTO THE ARCTIC, an art exhibition featuring the paintings and films of Canadian artist Cory Trépanier. Presented with the support of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, it highlights the beauty, remoteness, and fragility of Canada’s changing North. INTO THE ARCTIC will be on display until April 30, 2020. Over the course of more than a decade, Trépanier has travelled 60,000 km, through 6 National Parks, and 16 Inuit communities to capture the spectacular landscapes of the Canadian Arctic. Armed with perseverance and an unwavering dedication to his vision, he has created over 100 oil paintings and three documentary films during the course of his art-fuelled expeditions.
Over 50 oil paintings, three documentary films, and the centrepiece Great Glacier, at almost 5 metres
wide is one of the largest oil paintings ever created of the Canadian Arctic. The canvas presents the striking scene where the Coronation Glacier meets the ocean, flanked by mile high mountains rising up on each side. These works are a natural echo to those of Louis de Tinayre, an explorer and painter who collaborated with Prince Albert I during his seafaring campaigns for twenty years and some of whose paintings are part of the permanent exhibition at the Oceanographic Museum. Louis de Tinayre painted more than a hundred of these and they constitute a historic testimony to the life of the crew, the scientific work carried out and the landscapes and men encountered during the expeditions. By welcoming the painter Cory Trépanier, the Oceanographic Museum is continuing to unite Art and Science.