The Musée d’art de Joliette in Quebec Highlights Selected Portraits

artwork: Ulrich Lamarche  - "Portrait du Dr Adelstan de Martigny", 1901 - Oil on canvas. Collection © Musée d’art de Joliette (MAJ) in Quebec. On view at the MAJ in "Beyond Sight: Portraits from the MAJ's Collection" until September 4th.

Quebec.- Until September 4th, the Musée d’art de Joliette in Quebec is showing “Beyond Sight: Portraits from the MAJ’s Collection”. This thematic exhibition features more than 60 portraits from the Musée’s collection. Both original in its conception and telling in its presentation, it surveys the different approaches to the genre and its development from the 17th century onward by emphasizing the expression of the eyes of the portrayed subjects. Portraiture is deeply rooted in Western culture, and countless are the artists who have practiced the genre throughout history.