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Ozias Leduc

Still Life with Open Book

Artist

Ozias Leduc
Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, 1864 – Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, 1955

Title

Still Life with Open Book

Date

1894

Materials

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

38.5 x 48 cm

Credits

Purchase, grant from the Government of Canada under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act, and by a gift of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts' Volunteer Association, inv. 1985.7

Collection

Quebec and Canadian Art

Attention to the stages of creation and the process of research and execution that result in a finished work were integral to Leduc’s way of thinking. This is apparent in the still lifes exhibited here, composed of objects from the artist’s studio. Observing his immediate surroundings and depicting them in trompe-l’oeil served as a point of departure for allegories of the creative moment that arises from art itself.

© Estate of Ozias Leduc / SOCAN (2020)

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