Quebec seen by…
The Saint-Jean-Baptiste is here and what better way to celebrate than to watch the different landscapes of Quebec painted with love by great artists?
Commérage au Lac Mégantic
Painted in 1998 by Armand Tatossian, this snowy landscape pays homage to the Quebec winters in an amazing region. Born in 1948 in Alexandria, Greece, Armand Tatossian was the youngest member to be accepted by the Royal Academy of Canada in 1973. Upon his arrival in Canada and under the menttorship of Professors G. Majzner and Sherriff-Scott, the artist has managed to capture the light of a Nordic country, the subtle and ever changing light of Quebec.
This oil on canvas, painted by Claude Picher in 1993, highlights the religious heritage of Quebec while representing Gaspésie. Born May 30, 1927 in Quebec City, the painter produced landscapes in his personal and unique style, painting among other things his hometown. (Click here to see more of his paintings!) Although he has participated in exhibitions from as far as London, Paris, Madrid and Düsseldorf, you can clearly feel in his art all the love that the artist had for Quebec. !
Soleil en avril, rue Henri Julien, Montréal
We could swear that this painting representing a corner of Montreal was painted yesterday and yet: this oil painting by John Little was made 40 years ago, in 1978! Born in Montreal, the former student of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Montreal spent several years in New York, like Corno, before returning to Montreal in 1951. His street scenes became very popular, with some of his paintings of Old Montreal and the streets of Quebec City exposed in the Watson Art Galleries.
L’automne des Laurentides
What would Quebec be without its four seasons? Francesco Iacurto captures the beauty of Quebec’s fall in this vibrant canvas whose action is set in the beautiful Laurentian region. Born in Montreal, the artist settled in Quebec City in 1938. His love for Quebec was mutual, as his works are exhibited at the Musée du Québec, the Quebec Parliament, the Old Quebec Seminary and the Citadel, at Quebec City Hall and Laval University!
Une ferme à la montagne de Charlevoix
This oil on canvas mixes modernity and memories of yesteryear, with its vibrant colors presenting buildings with historic architecture. This work by Normand Boisvert was actually done in 2016. We feel the calmness and atmosphere of the countryside in this painting depicting Charlevoix. The artist, born in Trois-Rivières, travels regularly through Quebec to give workshops, which certainly inspires him!
This representation of the village of St-Adolphe was painted by Albert Rousseau around 1980. Born in 1908 in St-Étienne-de-Lauzon, the artist graduated in 1931 from the School of Fine Arts. In the sixties, he taught painting in various institutions in Quebec. He was often inspired by Quebec landscapes to create his paintings – Click here to see more paintings!
Anse en Gaspésie
Like Claude Picher, René Richard was inspired by Gaspésie to make this oil on masonite around 1975. Born in 1909 in Switzerland, the future painter moved with his family at the age of 15 in Cold Lake, Alberta. It was in 1942 that he settled in Quebec, Baie-Sait-Paul, only a few years after having decided to devote himself entirely to painting.
What!? No painting of Quebec City? Keep an eye out for our next blog post!
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