The NGC’s online magazine—a frequently updated source of information about the Canadian art world and the goings-on at the National Gallery of Canada. This online magazine includes exclusive interviews with artists; studio visits; interactive features; videos; short films; photo galleries; recommendations on exhibitions, films and books; as well as behind-the-scenes access and developments in the world of art that readers will not be able to find anywhere else. Go to ngcmagazine.ca now » Subscribe to the Magazine eNewsletter »
Leduc made this rare self-portrait following his brief journey to France in 1897. Its quiet intensity and a sense of poetic evocation - emphasized by the immersion of the face in dense shadows - is consistent with the aesthetic of the Symbolists, whose work impressed him during his European visit.