Saturday, January 14, 2017

Quebec's National Museum of Fine Arts

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The actual name is Musee National des Beaux-arts du Quebec. I visited this museum during our month stay in Quebec City this past summer. This lovely museum that spans 3 different buildings on the historic Plains of Abraham is dedicated expressly to art produced in the province of Quebec or by artists from Quebec. 

I was drawn to some areas more than others as I tend to prefer landscapes and documentary paintings like this painting of Montmorency Falls by Robert Clow Todd circa 1840. 2016-08-11 13.32.16  
Or this painting by Marc-Aurele De Foy Suzor-Cote circa 1907 of Jacque Cartier's 1535 meeting with natives at Stadacona
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Much of the museum is dedicated to modern and contemporary art, but I found the Inuit Art even more fascinating - most made from carved stone, bone, tusks and horn. I was pleasantly surprised by these pieces. Here is one of the more elaborate objects made from a Walrus skull shown from three different angles. Amazing!
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I had the pleasure of spending the better part of a day in this lovely place making discoveries and photographing some of my favorite pieces.

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