Art: June 2013 Archives
Sunday June 23, 2013
Alfred Pellan grew up and studied art in Quebec City in the 1920s, until he won Quebec's first fine arts scholarship and went to study in Paris. He stayed there until 1940, rubbing elbows with Picasso and Dali and Miro.
Once he got back home, his cubist and surrealist work made waves in the traditional art scene of Quebec.
But he had trouble selling his work. Pellan retired to his home in Laval with his young wife Madeleine, and their forty years together changed his art - according to the new exhibit at the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec.
"Alfred Pellan: In the studio" displays paintings, sketches, love letters and playful objects -- all coming from a massive legacy left to the museum by his widow. That gift makes the Quebec City museum the largest depository of Pellan's work in the province.
Anne Eschapasse is director of exhibitions for the museum. She talks about the playful side of Pellan that emerges from the new collection. (Photo courtesy of MNBAQ)
Saturday June 22, 2013
Some of us plant flower boxes of geraniums. Those of us with a real flair plant complex arrangements in their flower beds - thinking about colours and design, shading and shapes. But the art of mosaiculture is all that on steroids. It turns plants into monumental horticultural sculptures.
Fifty of these massive sculptures are on display, as of today, at Montreal's botanical gardens.
It's the Mosaïcultures Internationales Montréal 2013 competition, which brings together mosaiculture artists from 20 countries. Montreal last hosted the event 10 years ago, but it launched the first one in 2000. Lise Cormier was there.
She's the founder of the prestigious competition and president of the International Mosaiculture Committee, She speaks with Sonali Karnick from the Botanical gardens, where the event gets underway this morning.
(Photo courtesy of Mosaicultures Internationales de Montréal)
Saturday June 8, 2013
Categories: Activities, Art, Comedy, Festival, Theatre
- August 2014
- Sat., 2 – Public Art in Old Quebec
- July 2014
- June 2014
- Sun., 22 – Gaspé in winter, by Linda Rutenberg
- May 2014
- Sat., 31 – The long nights of Lac-Mégantic
- March 2014
- December 2013
- Sat., 14 – Understories
- November 2013
- October 2013
- Sat., 19 – Another Afghanistan by Varial Cedric Houin
- September 2013
- Sun., 15 – Woolgathering at Roxham Farm
- July 2013
- Sun., 28 – Yarnbombing - Street Art
- June 2013
- March 2013
- Sun., 10 – Tourism Quebec: Sunday Update
- February 2013
- Sat., 2 – Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and Moon