Jean Paul Lemieux this summer at Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke / Press Visit: Wednesday, June 20th at 10 a.m.

2007-06-13, from Member
Sherbrooke, Tuesday, June 12th, 2007 - This summer, the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke will show works by one of the most beloved artist in Canada: Jean Paul Lemieux. The visitors will renew with pleasure with the celebrated works of Lemieux. Welcome to the museum! The Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke is supported by the ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine du Québec and by the City of Sherbrooke. The exhibition is organised and toured by the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, a state museum financed by the ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine du Québec. The Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke is supported by the ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine du Québec and by the City of Sherbrooke.

Jean Paul Lemieux. The Classical Period, 1950-1975 (June 22 / October 8, 2007) showcases 18 works by Jean Paul Lemieux, taken from national collections. These works highlight the mature language in which Lemieux affirmed his personality as an artist between 1950 and 1975. They illustrate what became known as his "classical" period, during which he gained acknowledgement and acclaim nationally and internationally. Amongst the best known works to be exhibited are Les Noces d’or, 1966, Le Rapide, 1968, L’Adieu, 1968 and Les Ursulines, 1951. To these 18 works are added some 20 prints created by Lemieux in 1971 to illustrate Where Nests the Water Hen written by Gabrielle Roy (Gilles Corbeil, editor), donated by Dr Jean de Margerie to Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke. The works selected for the exhibition are visual markers in understanding the richness and rigour of this art based on simplification of motif without recourse to narrative and anecdote. The painter's "classicism" uses the notions of time and space in compositions often characterised by a strong horizontal thrust. While exploring the symbolic power of the plastic form, Jean Paul Lemieux reflects upon the means of expression afforded by painting. (source: MNBAQ)

Born in Québec in 1904, Jean-Paul Lemieux spent most of his career as a painter in Québec City and died there in 1990. His studies were completed at the l'École des beaux-arts de Montréal. In Paris, he continued to work in the studio de la Grande Chaumière and at the Académie Colarossi. From 1935, he taught at the École du meuble in Montreal, and then at the École des beaux-arts de Québec from 1937 to 1965. In 1967, the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal mounted an important exhibition of his work which was subsequently presented at the Musée du Québec and at the National Gallery in Ottawa. In 1974, a large travelling exhibition of his work was organized by the Government of Canada and shown in Paris, Anvers, Moscou, Leningrad and Prague. In 1967, Lemieux was made a Companion of the Order of Canada, and, in 1974, he was awarded the Molson Prize of the Canada Arts Council. In 1992, the Musée du Québec produced a comprehensive retrospective of his work. His works can be seen at most of the major Canadian museums and are also part of prestigious collections such as Collection of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II; Collection Canadian Industries Limited; Collection La Laurentienne; Collection Air Canada; Collection Société Radio-Canada; Collection Banque du Canada; Collection Royal Bank of Canada; Prince Edward Island and Collection Power Corporation. (Translation: Ann Montgomery)

The Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m. Entrance fees : $7,50, adult, $6, student, $5, student. Guided tours in French every Tuesday at 2 p.m. English tours and group tours available anytime upon reservation. Summer schedule: From June 24 to September 2, the museum will open at 10 a.m.
Source:
Lise Boyer
819.821.2115
Musée des Beaux arts de Sherbrooke
241, rue Dufferin, Sherbrooke
mbas.qc.ca / mbas@interlinx.qc.ca
 
 

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