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Laurent Amiot: Canadian Master Silversmith

Laurent Amiot was born in Quebec City in 1764, and after a first apprenticeship stayed in Paris for five years, just before the French Revolution, to perfect his artistic training. He returned to his hometown in the spring of 1787, acquainted with the latest European stylistic trends, mastering the art of composition and possessing a solid technique. He opened a workshop in the Old City the following year, inaugurating a fruitful practice that spans five decades.
This illustrated catalog, containing some 80 works on display, is published on the occasion of the presentation of the first retrospective devoted to the artist. Three chapters highlight the fundamental role of Amiot's contribution to the development of art in Canada. The first two scrutinize his training, his practice, the operation of the workshop, the role of the collaborators and relationships with patrons. The third analyzes the work, trying to advance knowledge of the society in which it blossomed.

Titre : Laurent Amiot: Canadian Master Silversmith
Auteur : Rene Villeneuve 
Éditeur : National Gallery of Canada 
Thème : Art Canadien, monographie 
Format : Relié 
Pages : 240 
Dimensions : 25 x 30  cm 
Langue : Anglais 
Date de publication : Mai 2018  
ISBN : 9781773270418

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