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Être femme et peintre dans les années 1920

Speaker: Hélène Jasmin
When: Thrusday, April 18, 2024, 19:30 à 21:00
Where: Centennial Hall,
             288, Beaconsfield Boulevard, Beaconsfield, H9W 4A4
Lecture in French followed by a bilingual question period

2024 04 16HeleneJasmin FemmePeintre1920Our tour of women painters begins in France with the impressionist Berthe Morisot, then one of Picasso's muses: Marie-Laurencin.
We cross to Scotland, to the Glasgow Girls (1890-1920). An exceptional art school, very creative artists... Flourishing Art Nouveau Period.
Hop to Poland to visit the very glamorous Tamara de Lempicka, socialite and artist
From there, to Mexico, we meet a most colorful Frida Kahlo.
Then we go up to the state of New Mexico to meet Georgia O'Keeffe, one of the pioneers of the American Art movement.
From there, a direct flight to British Columbia to see Emily Carr in Victoria, an original painter often associated with the Group of Seven and Haïda culture.
Finally, we return to Quebec where Louise Gadbois, Simone Denéchaud, Agnès Lefort and Helen McNicoll are waiting for us. They have done portraits and landscapes with a lot of colours and points of view, in a feminine way.

Hélène Jasmin, author and speaker, was educated at UQAM in Sociology; at École de radio-télévision Pierre Dufault in Montréal; and Violin private class with Master Eugène Bastien, member of MSO. Her professional experience includes: freelance journalist for many newspaper, including her collaboration since 2020 to OUR CANADA, magazine by Readers Digest; freelance radio program host, Radio-Canada FM, Montréal; assistant curator for different exhibits; author of books on the history of theatre, arts and gardening.