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We selected eleven Canadian and three European artworks from the museum's collection for their scientific, historical, technical and aesthetic value. These artworks demonstrate the intuitive understanding of image perception executed by artists in 2D and 3D formats. A remarkable example of how the arts pave the way to our comprehension of visual perception centuries before brain scientists (neuroscientists) could experience and tested it in the lab.

 

We invite you to navigate the tour and discover the works, the science, and the fascinating art behind each selection. Each artwork contains a text curated by a vision neuroscientist and an art guide interpretation. If you want to explore further, we have included a link to a colloquium and a workshop in our program that will expand on the topic.

Untitled (Head of an Inuit Woman with Two Braids)

(1941)

Charlie Alakkariallak Inukpuk
Inuit

Under the Shadow of the Tent

(1914)

Helen Galloway McNicoll
Canadian

White Houses

(1923)

Henri Le Sidaner
French

Quebec City from Lévis

(1904)

Maurice Cullen
Canadian

La Tempête

(1896)

Fritz Brandtner
Canadian-German

Ville d'Avray - The Fisherman by the Lock

(1852)

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
French

Halberdier

(1895)

Ferdinand Hodler
Swiss

Storm at Sea

(1765)

Francesco Guardi
Italian

Sans titre (Abstraction)

(1968)

Fritz Brandtner
Canadian

Équilibre

(1953)

Juaran (Rodolphe de Repentigny)
Canadian

Untitled (Chaman)

(1990)

George Arluk
Inuit

5-78-102

(1978)

Claude Tousignant
Canadian-Quebecois

Rosaire

(1935)

Prudence Heward
Canadian-Quebecoise

Les Miens

(1961)

Parr
Inuit

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