The territory of Québec was long recognized for its richness in wood; it was an abundant, easily available and inexpensive material. The various local wood species were used with know-how and creativity, to make a variety of --more or less- utilitarian objects ranging from architecture to furniture, from religious sculpture to the simple branch one would carve down relentlessly with a knife as a simple pass time. Working with wood also refers to a series of different specialized trades, such as cabinetmaker, carpenter, carpenter, etc. If wood is scarcer today, current woodworkers now have access to varieties of precious, exotic, rare woods, with which they skillfully craft containers, sculptures, furniture, body ornaments. The latter thus perpetuate the tradition of excellence established by their predecessors.

Wood

Habitant en costume d'hiver

Habitant en costume d'hiver

Attributed to Jean-Baptiste Côté Before1907 Wood, oak; varnish 59,2 x 16 x 12,5 cm Donation by monsieur Pierre Riverin; MMAQ - 2012.18.1

Untitled - Pièce no. K81.1

Untitled - Pièce no. K81.1

Michel Boire 2017 White birch; dye 26 x 20 x 11 cm Donation by Michel Boire; Collection MMAQ - acquisition 2018

Gigue à deux

Gigue à deux

André Bourgault Before1973 20 x 18,9 x 13,6 cm Collection Jean-Marie Gauvreau; MMAQ - 732-1083

Couple de paysans

Couple de paysans

Léo Arbour Before 1999 Wood 40 x 23,8 x 10,6 cm Collection Jean-Marie Gauvreau - MMAQ - 732-0480

Bowl

Bowl

André Martel Vers 2018 Wood, acacia 16 x 42 cm Loan by la boutique du Conseil des métier d'art du Québec

Vase

Vase

Colin Schleeh 2018 Wood 138,5 x 37 x 17 cm Loan by la boutique Métiers d'art du Québec, Montréal

Bowl

Bowl

André Martel Vers 2018 Wood, acacia 11 x 30 cm Loan by La boutique du Conseil des métier d'art du Québec

Bowl

Bowl

André Martel Vers 2018 Wood, mapple 12 x 38 cm Loan by la boutique du Conseil des métier d'art du Québec

L'essouchage

L'essouchage

André Bourgault 1930-1957 25 x 26 x 91,5 cm Donation by madame Marielle Picard; MMAQ - 2011.3

Plate

Plate

Jacques Couture Wood, maple; varnish; paper 6,8 x 26,9 cm Donation by Françoise Chainé; Collection MMAQ

L'Insoumission

L'Insoumission

Michel Boire 2018 Baltic birch 107 x 37 x 24 cm Loan by Michel Boire

Vase

Vase

Colin Schleeh 2018 Wood 123 x 38,5 x 19,5 cm Loan by la boutique Métiers d'art du Québec, Montréal

Vase

Vase

Colin Schleeh 2018 Wood 55 x 37 x 17 cm Loan by la boutique Métiers d'art du Québec, Montréal

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