Quebec City Sculpture

Just after debarking from the ferry from Levis, we came across this sculptural approach to participatory art. It was part of an exhibition called “Les Passages Insolites” which means unexpected or surprising paths or directions. The installation below is called “Pousse une souche” or ‘push a stump’ and is by a consortium of four artists.

That's me on the right!

That’s me on the right!

Very popular with all ages.

Very popular with all ages.

Another amusing piece from Passages Insolites was found at the bottom of Little Champlain Street and called The Odyssey.(L’odyssee)

In a small park between Little Champlain Street and Champlain Boulevard.

In a small park between Little Champlain Street and Champlain Boulevard.

As might be expected in a city heavily controlled and influenced by the Roman Catholic Church, there are many examples of religious art in Quebec City.

Bishop Saint Francis-Xavier de Montmorency-Laval, but I'd be guessing.  He appears in my previous post on statues.

Bishop Saint Francis-Xavier de Montmorency-Laval, but I’d be guessing. He appears in my previous post on statues.

On the wall of Notre Dame Basilica is this bas relief at the foot of rue de Tresor (Treasure Street.)   I was standing in the door of an ice cream and coffee shop trying to catch both the sculpture and people as they crossed the street; limited success on the latter.

Quebec City September

In front of Quebec City’s city hall were several installations including this group of three plinths.

Monument to the Teaching Priests Dedicated to the contribution of the eleven (11) priest communities who spent their lives teaching, this monument is located at the corner of Pierre-Olivier-Chauveau and Sainte-Anne Streets, in Old Québec.

Monument to the Teaching Priests
Dedicated to the contribution of the eleven (11) priest communities who spent their lives teaching, this monument is located at the corner of Pierre-Olivier-Chauveau and Sainte-Anne Streets, in Old Québec.

A charming fountain (you can just see the water trickling down the middle) stands at the corner of Grande Allee and Cartier Avenue in a tiny park.

Quebec City September

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2 comments on “Quebec City Sculpture

  1. The pigeons and the Campbell’s Soup tin. I swoon.

  2. buntymcc says:

    It was so un-Ville de Quebec, where I didn’t see many pigeons, and the soup should have been pea!

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