Galerie Jeannine Blais
Magazin'Art

Autumn 2014

DANSEREAU_VIGNETTE_MAGAZINART

The Many Faces

of Dansereau

Great Encounter

People should learn to see things for themselves and not take advice. – Renoir

Defending the creations of a painter’s unfettered imagination is a freedom some are still reluctant to embrace. Yet, the irrational osmosis between art and life, the lyrical outpourings, the intuition of mystery and the unforeseen discoveries, allow the greatest possible enrichment of the painting as a whole, thus revealing the inner core of its creator.

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Text by Michel Bois

Gérard Dansereau is represented by : Galerie Michel-Ange, Montreal, Galerie d’art Iris, Baie-Saint-Paul, Galerie d’art Vincent, Château-Laurier, Ottawa, Galerie Linda Verge, Quebec City, Galerie d’art La Corniche, Chicoutimi, Galerie Robert Senneville, Sherbrooke, Galerie Coup de Coeur, Saint Jean-Port-Joli, Liss Gallery, Toronto.

Defending the creations of a painter’s unfettered imagination is a freedom some are still reluctant to embrace. Yet, the…

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Rivière Moe, 30 x 60 po

Richard Bélanger

Audacious and Nonconformist

Artist Profil 

Becoming a member of the American Watercolor Society undoubtedly represents ultimate recognition for a watercolour painter. The oldest and most important artistic organization in North-America has been in existence since 1866 and counts but a few Canadians among its membership. Since April 2014, a first Quebecer was able to integrate the ranks of the prestigious watercolour society; a long desired and greatly deserved honour for artist Richard Bélanger.

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 Text by Mélissa Fauteux

Richard is represented by : Galerie West End, Westmount, Montreal, Galerie d’Art Loft, Old Montreal, Tilting at Windmills Gallery, Manchester, Vermont.

Becoming a member of the American Watercolor Society undoubtedly represents ultimate recognition for a watercolour painter. The oldest and most important artistic…

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La clé de fa, huile, 24 x 36 po

Josée La Roche

Heightened Sensitivity

Art in a Feminine Perspective

Josée La Roche was born in Quebec City in 1969. She is the oldest of three children. From a very young age, she becomes fascinated with drawing. In fact, many of her childhood memories relate to the pleasure of drawing and creating. As far back as she can remember, the arts were part of her life. She initially studies fashion design at Campus Notre-Dame-de-Foy, followed by studies in commercial art. She then works in graphic design for a few years, until 2009, notably as specifier for architects and interior designers. Meanwhile, her constantly growing desire to express herself through art was becoming increasingly urgent.

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Josée La Roche was born in Québec City in 1969. She is the oldest of three children. From a very young age, she becomes fascinated with drawing. In fact, many of her…

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The

Argillet Collection

Original Etchings by Salvador Dali (1904-1989)

Delight in Discovery

The Dali of printmaking

On the phone, the voice is joyful; the melodious accent titillates the ear. I am speaking with Christine Argillet, daughter of Pierre Argillet, collector, highly talented publisher and printer of Salvador Dali’s major etchings. The conversation is filled with anecdotes and complicit laughter stemming from a shared common passion for the works of the Master, with whom she was well acquainted and interacted on a daily basis till she turned seventeen.

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 Text by Michel Bois

Galerie Ambiance, 81, Saint-Paul Street East, Montréal, 514-396- 6670, from October 18, 2014.

On the phone, the voice is joyful; the melodious accent titillates the ear. I am speaking with Christine Argillet, daughter…

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Normand Hudon

Scathing Visual Satires

On Exhibit

A man of diverse talents, Normand Hudon initially made his mark with a large segment of the public by ingeniously taking visual gibes at society, notably through cartoons published in a multitude of weeklies, periodicals and dailies such as Le Devoir and La Presse. Alongside these activities, having studied the arts in Montreal and Paris, Hudon also paints. From as early as 1947, his works are regularly exhibited in Quebec, Canada and France. He is also commissioned to create four ceiling panels for the Energy Pavilion at Expo 67. He later publishes a humoristic monthly magazine and founds the Normand-Hudon Academy which provides correspondence courses in drawing techniques.

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 Text by Lisanne LeTellier

A man of diverse talents, Normand Hudon initially made his mark with a large segment of the public by ingeniously…

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Francine Laurin

The Pursuit of Beauty

Forms, Volume and Space 

Arched back, hands outstretched towards heaven: Francine Laurin’s sculptures have an ethereal quality. Filled with a sense of wonder at their grace and airiness, we readily forget they are cast in bronze.

Born in Lachute, Québec, in 1951, the artist always knew she would embark on a creative path. At 10 years of age, she was fascinated with Armand Vaillancourt’s burnt wood sculptures. After a few initial attempts and a first exhibition of ceramic figures, she starts exploring a variety of materials and soon develops a true passion for sculpture. She begins her artistic training with plastic art studies at the Cégep level, followed by studies in painting, sculpture and ceramics at UQAM.

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 Text by Isabelle Gauthier

The artist is represented by : Galerie Symbole Art, Galerie Clarence Gagnon, Galerie d’art du Château Frontenac, Galerie d’art La Marée Montante

 

Arched back, hands outstretched towards heaven: Francine Laurin’s sculptures have an ethereal quality. Filled with a sense of wonder at their grace and airiness…

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WINNIPEG

The Winnipeg Art Gallery has had the good grace to snap up that travelling exhibition, Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery September 27, 2014 to January 25, 2015 .

The exhibition consists of some 75 masterworks by artists such as Gainsborough, Reynolds, Constable, Delacroix, Sargent, Sickert, Sisley, Sutherland, Turner, Freud and Dali and iconic Canadian artists such as Krieghoff, Morrice, Harris and Carr, Milne, Gagnon and the Group of Seven.

Autumn 2014

The Winnipeg Art Gallery has had the good grace to snap up that travelling exhibition, Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery September 27, 2014 to January 25, 2015…

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TORONTO

Even though the Globe and Mail has come out and said that the Alex Colville show is just simply too large, (isn’t that like saying there’s too much ice cream in the world?) I still think everyone should go to Alex Colville August 23-January 4, 2015 at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Colville was well known for being his own man and that manifested itself in his style which could be described as magic realism in which there is always the sense that some kind of uneasy question is lurking around the corner. Something disquieting is about to happen that will forever change the person who witnesses it. This sense of impending doom may very well have been the result of his service as a war artist during the Second World War.

Colville was a remarkable artist and famed for his abilities as a draftsman. He had an international reputation and in Canada some of his images have become iconic as maple syrup. The exhibition is made up of more than 100 works and includes the following pictures: Horse and Train , To Prince Edward Island , Woman in Bathtub and Target, Pistol and Man .

Autumn 2014

Even though the Globe and Mail has come out and said that the Alex Colville show is just simply too large, (isn’t that like saying there’s too much ice cream in the world?) …

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OTTAWA

I don’t know why this one slipped by me but the National Gallery has something I would very much like to see and it has been on exhibit during the summer. Tom Thomson: The Jack Pine and The West Wind are running until January 4, 2015 . The two iconic masterpieces are accompanied by the oil sketches that Thomson made in Algonquin Park and on which the full scale paintings are based.

Autumn 2014

I don’t know why this one slipped by me but the National Gallery has something I would very much like to see and it has been on exhibit during the summer…

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MONTREAL

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has a number of exhibitions which prove to be interesting coming up over the Fall. Here are two of them. From Van Gogh to Kandinsky: From Impressionism to Expressionism, 1900-1914, promises to be a landmark exhibition. To begin with there is the sheer size of it all. There are 90 paintings and 45 works on paper backed up by 200 pieces of documentary evidence, photographs, stereographic images and magazines that focus on Paris.

The exhibition is made up of work by Post-Impressionist, Fauvist and Cubist paintings by more than 40 artists including Cézanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Henri Matisse, Robert Delaunay and Paul Signac that the Expressionists, Wassily Kandinsky, Kirchner, Munter and Franz Marc, for example were able to see in German exhibitions and on their travels in Paris For the first time in a major museum exhibition, Expressionism, which is usually regarded as a German art movement, is presented as an international movement in which artists responded with various different approaches to the work done by the likes of Cézanne, Van Gogh and Gauguin.

From November 5, 2014 to March 15, 2015 the MMFA will be showing Warhol Mania , which consists of some 50 advertising posters and almost a thousand magazine illustrations.

Autumn 2014

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has a number of exhibitions which prove to be interesting coming up over the Fall. Here are two of them. From Van Gogh to Kandinsky…

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QUEBEC CITY

Into India, at the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, is running from October 9, 2014 to January 18, 2015. It consists of more than a hundred miniatures created during the Mogul Empire which lasted in India from the beginning of the 1500’s until just after 1700. Unfamiliar with our concept of perspective these artists work on a flat plane and the results are magnificent. The chances of ever seeing an exhibit like this in Canada again are rare, so if the subject interests you, now is your chance.

Still in Quebec City but this time over at the Musée de la civilisation you can take in Masters of Olympus, Treasures from the Greco Roman Collections of Berlin, which runs through to March 15, 2015. Over 160 masterpieces ranging from statues to sculptures, ceramics and jewelry are on display for the first time in North America. The pieces come from the Berlin Antiquity Museum which has one of the most prestigious collections of Greco Roman art in the world. As an added plus Hesiod and Homer discuss the Gods on the audiotape guide describing the exhibition.

Autumn 2014

 

Into India, at the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, is running from October 9, 2014 to January 18, 2015. It consists of more than a hundred miniatures…

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