Gestures and Words

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Introduction

Discover Francophone artists of Canada with Gestures and Words and explore more then 200 years of Francophone art, sculptures, paintings, beadwork and more. See the diversity of these Francophone works of art that reflect the expression of the artists who created them. The works are grouped under five themes: The Body, Everyday Life, Legend and Historical Settings, Figures and Body Movement.

Gestures. The term gestures is used here in its broadest meaning -- the gesture of the artist or the artisan, the gesture of creation, the gesture as the voluntary or involuntary movement of the body, everyday gestures, gesture in the calligraphic sense, etc.

Words. The words artists sometimes use in their works, the words of poets involved in the adventure, the words of curators shedding light on the works.


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