Magazin'Art

Hiver 2018

Jacques Jourdain

One of the Last Romantic Painters

Painting a Country

“A work of art is a suspension of time” – Bonnard

It is highly unlikely that one could encounter such a unique creative path in our complicated era when an artist must please his mother, his father, art collectors, local reporters as well as officials from the Ministry of culture. Hence, 86 years old Jacques Jourdain may well be the last romantic artist of this time in the field of visual arts.

Born in 1931 in Three-Rivers, he graduated from the Québec School of Fine Arts in 1956. He was a favorite student of Jean Paul Lemieux who instilled in him the essence of art and imparted his expert advice. He first encouraged him to pursue his creative endeavours, then urged him to look for ways to improve his purely personal approach while cautioning him about possible pitfalls, fleeting fashions and the tortuous art market.

Ohé ohé au sucre, 32 x 48 in

Ohé ohé au sucre, 32 x 48 in

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Text by Michel Bois

Jacques Jourdain is represented by Galerie Douce Passion
42 A, rue Notre-Dame, Québec. 418-648-9292

“A work of art is a suspension of time” – Bonnard…

Yves Doré

Fanciful Illustration

Artist Profile

With its simple lines and vibrant colours, Yves Doré’s art charms us and makes us smile. His distinctive subjects invoke memories of simpler times and betray the artist’s sense of humour. A quick wit and fanciful disposition, an illustrative style and a graphic approach constitute his visual signature.

Born in Montréal in 1942, the artist began drawing at a very early age. “The pencil promptly became my best friend.” Beyond any intent of becoming a professional artist, he engages in his favorite pastime for pure pleasure. His father recognizes his talent and suggests he attend courses in graphic arts and industrial drawing. He enjoys working in these fields and rapidly rises up the advertising world ladder. As Artistic Manager he works with numerous important clients. In this pre-computer era, the task is laborious and workweeks are highly intense. Yves Doré then paints occasionally, when he is able to enjoy some rare free time. From inception to execution, his graphic drawing career profoundly imprints his artistic expression. Now five years retired from his business career, he has become his only client and confers mandate and objectives towards his own projects.

1408, rue St-Paul

1408, rue St-Paul

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Text by Isabelle Gauthier

Represented by Galerie Robert Senneville, Sherbrooke

With its simple lines and vibrant colours, Yves Doré’s art…

Galerie Le Chien d’Or

A Beautiful Story

Portrait of Gallery

“The œuvre emerges in its time and of its time, but it is only once displayed in public that it becomes a timeless work of art.” – André Malraux

The renowned gallery, an integral part of Québec’s cultural heritage if ever there was one, is located on Fort Street, directly across the Château Frontenac. The Galerie Le Chien d’Or transcends the ages, its mission enhanced via the ever rising quality of artworks offered, thanks to the vigilance of the successive proprietors.

Johanne Thomassin, the present owner, purchased the gallery name from Anne Lemieux, the daughter of painter Jean Lemieux (1946-2011). Drawing on her diverse experiences within the art market, the highly talented painter artist has brilliantly taken on the challenge.

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Text by Michel Bois

Galerie Le Chien d’Or, Johanne Thomassin, artist owner – 8, rue du Fort, Québec (Qc)

www.chiendor.com

418 694-9949

“The œuvre emerges in its time and of its time…