Autumn at the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke

2007-08-20, from Member
Sherbrooke, 17 August 2007 - This fall, the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke will become a forum for discussion of politics, society, and current events. A retrospective of the works of Normand Hudon will recall some of the great questions that perturbed Québec, Canada, and the wider world during the second half of the 20th Century.

Normand Hudon (Montréal 1929 – Hatley 1997): une rétrospective, (20 Oct. 2007 - mid-February 2008)

Guest curator Michel Forest has worked closely with the artist’s widow, Madame Arlette Hudon, to distinguish four aspects of Normand Hudon’s work they judge to be essential and representative: his mastery of drawing, the depth of his critical understanding and richness of his message, his sense of humor, and the tenderness he felt for the Québec of his youth. Through these themes the personality of Normand Hudon is revealed – the accomplished artist, the natural thespian, the clever intellectual, the sympathetic comic, and the critical observer who also feels nostalgia for the life and people of his time.

And until then …

Jean Paul Lemieux. The Classical Period, 1950-1975 (until October 8, 2007)

This exhibition 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 earned 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 20 prints created by Lemieux in 1971 to illustrate Where Nests the Water Hen written by Gabrielle Roy (Gilles Corbeil, editor), taken from the collection of Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke. Born in Québec in 1904, Jean Paul Lemieux spent his entire career in that beautiful city where he died in 1990. This exhibition is organised and toured by the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, financed by the ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine du Québec.

Thérèse Bourbeau Cholette, sculptor. Dreaming in Words (until September 30, 2007)

Thérèse Bourbeau Cholette as well as being a painter and sculptor is also a poet. This explains her fascination for the artist’s book: a form that unites her passions in a single work of art. The exhibition will show some 30 works in wood, aluminium and bronze. Born in St. Félix de Kingsey in February of 1926, Thérèse Bourbeau Cholette lives and works in Rigaud.

The Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke, situated downtown 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.
Source:

Lise Boyer
Telephone: 819 821-2115
E-mail: mbas@interlinx.qc.ca


 
 

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