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Ozias Leduc

Still Life with Open Book


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


Still Life with Open Book




Oil on canvas


38.5 x 48 cm


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


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 (2024)

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