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Marc-Aurèle Fortin @en

QUEBEC CITY

From October 29, 2015 to March 27 2016 The Quebec National Museum of Fine Art will be presenting, A Private Passion, Modern Art in Quebec from the Pierre Lassonde Collection.

Pierre Lassonde is a successful mining developer and a noted philanthropist. As such he has had the means to collect the very best when it comes to Quebec art. On display will be a hundred key paintings from the history of modern Quebec art. Some of the artists whose work will be displayed include Marc Aurèle Fortin, Clarence Gagnon, Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Côté, Helen McNicoll, Paul-Émile Borduas, Marcelle Ferron, Jean-Paul Lemieux and Jean-Paul Riopelle.

From October 29, 2015 to March 27 2016 The Quebec National Museum of Fine Art will be presenting, A Private Passion, Modern Art…

René Gagnon

In Harmony with Nature

Painting a Country

“I do not know whether my paintings are Surrealist or not, but I do know that they are the most honest expression of myself.” Frida Kahlo

Facing me, the man stands straight as an oak tree. His hands are huge. His hair is shaggy, much as Albert Einstein’s. His deep intense eyes reflect the greatest joys as well as the torments of human experience. René Gagnon has been dealing with the hazards of life for all of his 86 years, including 67 years with the demons of creation.

Over the restaurant table, he is showing me the pictures that are included in his book. Here, on a fishing trip with Riopelle, Paul Rebeyrolle and Stanley Cosgrove; another, with Alfred Pellan, taken during an exhibition in Paris. Being cognizant of René Gagnon’s creation is, to me, one of life’s blessings. Could it be one of the best kept secret of Québec art history?

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 Texte de Michel Bois

Facing me, the man stands straight as an oak tree. His hands are huge. His hair is shaggy, much as Albert Einstein’s…

Lucie Michel

Lyrical effusions between Heaven and Earth

Thumbnail Sketches

Those who bother you with questions about art, inform them that there is more to it than being a good craftsman, you also need something no-one can teach you… sensitivity… charm… poetry. This we carry inside ourselves.” – Renoir

May I begin by stating that viewing a Lucie Michel painting fills me with an almost indescribable sensation of absolute delight! A sentiment simultaneously so tender and powerful that I am overwhelmed by its intensity. The tasty colours Lucie Michel introduces into her landscapes resonate like a song of freedom leading you on a journey towards impromptu emotions. But who is this artist whose paintings I have discovered on Saint-Pierre Street in Quebec city?

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Text by Michel Bois

Lucie Michel is represented by Galerie d’art Internationale à Québec, Galerie Art & Style in Baie-Saint-Paul, Dimension Plus in Montreal et Koyman Galleries in Ottawa. To communicate with the artist via internet: www.luciemichel.ca

May I begin by stating that viewing a Lucie Michel painting fills me with an almost indescribable sensation of absolute delight! A sentiment simultaneously so tender…