CNHS - Église Notre-Dame-de-la-Présentation - Church of Notre-Dame-de-la-Présentation
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N 46° 31.655 W 072° 45.024
18T E 672526 N 5155126
Quick Description: Cette plaque décrit un Lieu historique national du Canada et est située sur la 2e avenue, à Shawinigan. This plaque describes a Canadian National Historic Site and is located on 2nd Avenue, in Shawinigan.
Location: Quebec, Canada
Date Posted: 5/10/2012 4:19:54 AM
Waymark Code: WMED66
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria
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Long Description:
The texte sur la plaque se lit comme suit:
Un remarquable décor, réalisé de 1942 à 1955 par l'artiste de renom Ozias Leduc, orne l'intérieur de cette église bâtie en 1924. Intégrés à l'architecture de la nef et du choeur, les tableaux s'inspirent de la vie du Christ et de Marie, de l'évangélisation de la Mauricie et de métiers exercés dans cette région. Leduc a unifié l'ensemble par l'expression d'une lumière tamisée et une palette de couleurs dominée par l'ocre et le gris bleuté. Considérée comme son testament artistique, cette oeuvre très personnelle conjugue spiritualité, histoire et sanctification par le travail, dans une ambiance empreinte de symbolisme.
The text on the plaque reads as follows:
The remarkable interior decoration of this church, built in 1924, was created by the renowned artist Ozias Leduc between 1942 and 1955. The paintings enveloping the nave and choir depict the lives of Christ and the Virgin Mary, the evangelization of La Mauricie, and occupations characteristic of the region. Leduc unified the ensemble with a subdued treatment of light and a palette mainly of ochre and blue-grey. Considered the culmination of his artistic career, this very personal composition combines spirituality, history, and sanctification through work, in an atmosphere infused with symbolism.
Classification: National Historic Site

Province or Territory: Quebec

Location - City name/Town name: Shawinigan

Link to Parks Canada entry (must be on www.pc.gc.ca): [Web Link]

Link to HistoricPlaces.ca: [Web Link]

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