Louis-Philippe Hébert

Inspiration

1904
Art became the frequent subject of art as Canadian artists investigated the role of the artist, the studio and the creative process. In this symbolist self-portrait the winged figure of inspiration whispers into Hébert’s ear and guides his hand in which he holds a chisel, symbol of his profession though he had long abandoned carving for modeling and casting.
Title
Inspiration
Date
1904
Medium
Sculpture
Materials
bronze
Dimensions
56.5 x 22.8 x 24.6 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Royal Canadian Academy of Arts diploma work, deposited by the artist, Montreal, 1906
Accession number
245

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