Alas, I've gone two weeks without a croissant or crepes or vacation frivolity with friends. At least I have pictures to share and re-live happy memories. This sculpture in front of the art museum is called "Waterspout" .
Here is the official Musee National des Beaux-Arts du Quebec. Neat building and lots of art treats inside. Mary Ellen's little head is in the corner of this picture.
I enjoyed the variety of different (i.e not Impressionists) art in this musuem. It featured Canadian and specifically Quebec artists. The section on Inuit art was beautiful. Sculptures carved from ivory and whalebone were haunting and pure.
Stepped out back to view this sculpture and in the distance, the St.Lawrence river. Despite overcast weather, we operated under a cloud of artistic joy.
On the road away from the museum, this wall featured teasers of Alfred Pellan's art. Talk about a prolific man. He had these masks, he had some rather voluptuous modern paintings of women (there seemed to be mother issues), some interactive sculptures that were very funny. I didn't like everything, but I cannot deny his creativity and I laughed out loud at some pieces.
I absolutely love art museums, and the Quebec Beaux Arts is a must-see on your vacation checklist.
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.