In MAG’s June Conversations, Robert Sauve, who has been a docent at the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) for twelve years, is speaking on “the Sublime in Art.”

The sublime has long been understood to mean a quality of greatness or grandeur that inspires awe and wonder; a quality of beauty that leaves the viewer speechless. But can the sublime also be a source of terror?

In this conversation Robert will be discussing some of the works in the NGC’s collection and discuss if it is possible to articulate the experience of the sublime.

Doors open at seven, so enjoy a glass of wine and be transported to the world of the sublime!