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The Angel :: Monument George-Étienne Cartier

June 30, 2013

Today the Urban Sketchers of Montreal regrouped and we were a happy gang of people. The sun was out, the tam tams were drumming and the feeling was just good. Sketchers are really nice people 😉 And I actually found a free parking space just in front of the monument — yeah!

So here is The Angel (1919) sculpted by George William Hill (1862–1934) and is one of the most important monuments in Montreal. It is a very symbolic monument as the 4  women represent the 4 first provinces, the Angel represents La Renommée, the Canadian legislation and education are also represented.

I am really sad to have missed your wonderful demo Marc!

Aujourd’hui les Sketchers urbains de Montréal se sont regroupés au bas du Mont-Royal en-avant (et arrière) du monument George Étienne Cartier. Nous étions une belle gang, de bonne humeur avec le soleil qui nous accompagnait.

Voici le monument (1919) qui a été sculpté par George William Hill (1862-1934) et qui est un des monuments les plus importants de Montréal. Il est  symbolique car les 4 femmes au bas de la statue représentent les 4 premières provinces, la législation et l’éducation sont aussi représentés. George-Étienne Cartier était un avocat qui eut une vie controversée entre le peuple québécois français et le peuple anglophone du Canada. Certains l’appellent un héros, d’autres l’appellent un traître! Voici la dichotomie canadienne 😉

Colours: Mayan Blue, Burnt Sienna and Aureolin Yellow
Paper: Moleskine


2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 2, 2013 9:22 pm

    The statue and the clouds have a nice repetitions – almost like a game of Simon Says. I’m looking at them like I would look up at the sky and make forms out of the passing clouds. It’s cool!

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