Title: Ozias Leduc: An Art of Love and Reverie Author: Collective Publisher: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Theme: Artist Monograph Format: Softcover Pages: 318
Language: English Release date: January 1996
An Art of Love and Reverie examines the entire breadth of the Saint-Hilaire painter's career. Leduc's imagination was stirred and nourished by his immediate surroundings — his studio, his orchard, Mount Saint-Hilaire and the Richelieu River. Yet, he was also keenly interested in the artistic movements and debates of his time. The more than two hundred and fifty works examined in this catalogue reflect a creative practice that, although coloured by Symbolist affinities, was profoundly original. In the subjects he chose for his still lifes, landscapes, portraits and religious pictures, and in the emphasis he placed upon drawing, colour and composition, Leduc's art formed a vital link between tradition and modernity. Together, his artistic thinking and the works he produced represent a major contribution to the development of painting in Quebec and Canada.