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Religious painting | Lay painting

The purpose of this presentation is to give visitors an opportunity to discover and admire the art of painting, a component of our cultural heritage that is often poorly known. There are two types of paintings: religious paintings and lay paintings.

Religious painting

The development of religious painting has taken a different path than those taken by earlier arts. It can be said that evolution of picture production in Quebec took place over two periods, rather than three. The first period occurred in the 17th century. Eager to go out in the field and evangelize the Native Peoples, the missionaries became painters.

Following that, we have to jump past the 18th century before we Lated an interest in painting comparable to that of the initial period. A few names stand out in particular, illustrating this second period. First, there is Antoine Plamondon, who dominated religious painting in Quebec throughout almost the entire 19th century. Ozias Leduc, a great master, devoted his life to the unity of shape and subject and integrating it in church decoration.

Painting with lay themes developed in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Painting Marguerite Bourgeoys surrounded by children

Painting
Marguerite Bourgeoys surrounded by children
Berczy, William von Moll (attributed to)
Early 19th century
1994.79

Painting Pieta

Painting
Pieta
Dolci, Carlo
Late 17th century
1994.2879

Painting Portrait of M. Roux, 1760-1831

Painting
Portrait of M. Roux, 1760-1831
Dulongpré, Louis
Before 1850
1994.56

Painting St. Madeleine

Painting
St. Madeleine
Falardeau,
Antoine-Sébastien
After 1850
1994.51

Painting Virgin appears to Marguerite Bourgeoys

Painting
Virgin appears to Marguerite Bourgeoys
Filion, Flavie, sister, CND
After 1850
1994.64

Painting Instruction of the Virgin

Painting
Instruction of the Virgin
Hamel, Théophile
Before 1850
1994.38

Painting St. Charles Borromée, patron of Pointe-Saint-Charles

Painting
St. Charles Borromée, patron of Pointe-Saint-Charles
Le Ber, Pierre (attributed to)
Early 18th century
1994.539

Painting Holy Family

Painting
Holy Family
Raphaël, William
Late 19th century
1994.146

Lay painting

When representing lay themes, artists demonstrated an interest in man in the “century” or private and public events that took place outside the sphere of religious or sacred values and institutions. The number of works of art that portrayed individuals or subjects taken from history as well as classical or pagan myths increased during certain periods, particularly in the case of lay paintings developed in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Painting St. Gabriel Farm

Painting
St. Gabriel Farm
Charlebois, E.M.
1994.2881

Painting A corner in the Mother House

Painting
A corner in the Mother House
Delfosse, George
Early 20th century
1994.2

Painting St. Gabriel Farm

Painting
St. Gabriel Farm
Ouellet, Alexandrine, sister, CND
After 1950
1994.2882

Painting 19<sup>th</sup> century woman

Painting
19th century woman
Early 20th century
1994.74