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Manif de bonhommes

3 Oct

This is an incredible collage of illustrations of the student marches against tuition hikes that took place in Quebec this past spring. You must check it out at (scroll from left to right to see all of the images).

manif de bonhommes


A flea market treasure!

11 Sep

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Landscape on the Banks of the Seine, 1879.

It always surprises and delights me to see that artworks from famous artists continue to be discovered in unexpected places. The most recent story is that of a Renoir painting bought at a West Virginia flea market and estimated to fetch between 75,ooo$ and 100,000$ at auction. The story is worth reading at The Washington Post.


10 Apr

The event PAPIER12 is a contemporary art fair of works on paper from hundreds of artists from all over Canada. The fair will showcase thousands of artworks on paper through different forms: print, drawing, photography, sculpture, installation, performance, etc. The event starts on April 13th until April 15th at the Quartier des Spectacles, right next door to the Place des Festivals. The entrance is free.

Storybook fantasies

6 Apr

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Jessie Willcox Smith

Let’s take a look at the top 10 classic children’s fairy tale illustrators according to Flavorwire.

Who’s that Lady?

30 Mar

The Archives of American Art takes a look at a few women that were movers and shakers with successful careers in the art world. For the complete list, follow the above link.

Men in suits standing with a woman in a pink dress, 196-?. Honoré Sharrer papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution


Happy St. Patrick’s Day Weekend!

16 Mar

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow, a list of 10 drinking scenes from Art History courtesy of BLOUIN ARTINFO.

30th FIFA!

15 Mar

No, not the World Cup of soccer, but the International Festival of Films on Art that takes place every year in Montreal. This year, from March 15th to the 25th, FIFA will be celebrating its 30th anniversary by showing 232 films in various categories: painting, sculpture, architecture, design, fashion, literature, dance, music, photography…The festival’s mission is to promote art and the artists who create it through film. For the complete program and information on the festival, please visit FIFA.

World’s Coolest Manholes!

6 Mar

Sometimes, the coolest art lies beneath our feet. Head on over to The Atlantic Cities for the complete slideshow.

Beautiful Graffiti

2 Feb

Here’s a mural that made My Modern Met’s top 10 most inspiring projects of 2011. The piece, Our Lady of Grace, is by an artist run collective called A’Shop from Montreal. A beautiful example of how graffiti can embellish a neighbourhood.

Our Lady of Grace by A'Shop

Here’s a “making of” video as well.

[Via A’Shop]

For the complete interview with A’Shop, you can visit My Modern Met.