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The MNBAQ in Quebec City is running Philippe Halsman: Astonish Me! from June 15th, to September 4th, 2017. It seems just the right sort of thing for a nice summer day. Halsman is the photographer who invented “jumpology” the art of taking portraits of people who are jumping into the air. “When you ask a person to jump, his attention is mostly directed to the act of jumping and the mask falls so the real person appears,” said Halsman. He also took the photograph that shows Alfred Hitchcock with a cigar dangling from his mouth and a bird perched on the end of the cigar. Halsman collaborated with Salvador Dali for more than 30 years and produced 101 Life Magazine covers.

Summer 2017

The MNBAQ in Quebec City is running Philippe Halsman: Astonish Me! …

Élène Gamache

A Consummate Artist

Art in a Feminine Perspective

“The scent of flowers like the fragrant notes of a work of art created in joy, are filled with stratagems. If you neglect your flowers or your artworks, know that they will still spill their secrets to the wind.”Louise de Vilmorin

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 Text by Michel Bois

Élène Gamache is represented by: Galerie Jean-Pierre Valentin, Montréal, Québec; L’Harmatan, Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec; West-End Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta; Roberts Gallery, Toronto, Ontario; Galerie Saint-Laurent + Hill, Ottawa, Ontario

Élène Gamache est représentée par : Galerie Jean-Pierre Valentin, Montréal, Québec ; L’Harmatan, Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec ; West-End Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta ; Roberts Gallery, Toronto, Ontario ; Galerie Saint-Laurent + Hill, Ottawa, Ontario


Artist Élène Gamache is an example of sensitivity and perseverance. From the art of monumental tapestry to the art of painting, her creativity rests…


In terms of National patrimony it looks as if this spring will bring in a bumper crop. In beautiful Quebec City the Musee National des beaux arts has been in the process of reorganizing itself with a new pavilion being due in 2015.

In the meantime a certain reshuffling has already taken place and the MNBAQ is reopening the Charles Baillairge Pavillion af ter restoring it, with four exhibitions in gal- leries dedicated to the following Quebec modern masters: Jean-Paul Lemieux: Of Si- lence and Space; Alfred Pellan: The Wide Awake Dreamer; Fernand Leduc: Painter of Light; and Jean-Paul Riopelle: Metamorphoses. The museum is also creating a permanent exhibition for Leduc, the first time the artist has been so honoured.

The exhibition offers lovers of Quebec modern art the opportunity to see several masterpieces which are currently held by private hands but which have been leant to the museum for a limited time.

These include Jean-Paul Lemieux’s Julie et L’universe, 1965, and 1910 remembered, 1962 which will be on view until June 30, 2014. As well Alfred Pellan’s most impres- sive murals, Canada Est and Canada Ouest, 1943, will be shown in Quebec for the first time since they were commissioned by the federal government in 1943.

Spring 2014

In terms of National patrimony it looks as if this spring will bring in a bumper crop. In beautiful Quebec City the Musee…