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)
Charlie Alakkariallak Inukpuk
Under the Shadow of the Tent
Helen Galloway McNicoll
Henri Le Sidaner
Quebec City from Lévis
Ville d'Avray - The Fisherman by the Lock
Storm at Sea
Sans titre (Abstraction)
Juaran (Rodolphe de Repentigny)
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