Sunday, November 28, 2004
Louis-Philippe Hébert's "...Soupir du lac..." at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
"... Soupir du lac, 1902, fonte - 1908 - Hébert was probably the first Québec sculptor to take an interest in the Amerindian nations. Generally, his portrayal of them echoes the image of the "noble savage" instituted by Jean-Jacques Rousseau in the late 18th century and largely echoed by the Romantic movement..." A quote from Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec's modern art collection embraces fifty years of artistic creation and reflects the diversity of styles that emerged from 1900 to 1950. This period is marked by a penchant for Paris, art capital of the world, among many Québec artists.