Blanche Bolduc

Blanche Bolduc

Creative instinct is something that cannot be taught but comes from the heart. This is the case with Blanche Bolduc. She began painting in 1966. Until then, she was content to help her sister Yvonne with her artwork. After her first summer working, she exhibited in Quebec and Chicoutimi, and her star has been shining every since. Blanche Bolduc loves painting Quebec scenes bringing them to life with people. Her paintings move us to a secret world full of intensity. One has to admire the transparent purity of the atmosphere in her landscapes, the harmonious burst of colours, and the detail in her back-grounds. The material, colours, and subject matter give an impression of quick-wittedness with a strong personal expression. Compositions like “Le temps des fêtes” succeed in presenting intense motion on a simple canvas. Tiny silhouettes are brought to life. The backgrounds are worked like low-reliefs and increase the fine lines of these interesting compositions. The paintings of Blanche Bolduc, their composition and shades of colours, should be described with words reserved for the masterpieces of the great masters. Her canvases are executed with as much consciousness and minuteness as theirs. Sometimes an artist’s knowledge and habits are nothing more than learned formulas, routines, and recipes. Blanche Bolduc does not use these methods. Her spirit is one of a master and her paintings are the proof.

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blanche bolduc naive painter galerie d’art la corniche