UNDER THE PROVENÇAL SUN
by Phyllis Tuchman
"Right under the Sun: Landscape in Provence, from Classicism to Modernism (1750-1930)," Sept. 22, 2005-Jan. 8, 2006, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion, 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
"Landscape in Provence" effortlessly achieves a goal that many curators have been pursing for years -- to present modern art classics in a new light. Organized by Montreal MFA director Guy Cogeval and Marie-Paul Vial, curator at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Marseille, the exhibition is compelling, ambitious and insightful.