Jean-Luc Dupuis

Photo: Courtesy of Jean-Luc Dupuis 

Film and Riopelle: Les oies de Jean Paul Riopelle

Sunday, December 10, 2023
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST
National Gallery of Canada Auditorium
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4

Join director Jean-Luc Dupuis for a presentation of his film Les oies de Jean Paul Riopelle [Jean Paul Riopelle’s Geese], exploring the artist’s later life and work, in conjunction with the exhibition Riopelle: Crossroads in Time.

Inspired by nature, Québec painter Jean Paul Riopelle developed a fascination for geese, which he often portrayed in his paintings. In this film, the director meets some members of Riopelle’s close circle, including the artist Marc Séguin, his daughter, Yseult Riopelle, and his last partner, Huguette Vachon, in order to better understand Riopelle’s interest in geese and their influence on his work.

In French with English subtitles, and with simultaneous English interpretation.

Please note that the number of listening devices is limited, and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Free event. Drop-in activity. No registration needed.

In French with simultaneous English interpretation.

"My father was passionate about photography. His photos filled the walls of our playroom. Fascinated, I would spend long moments looking at them, especially the prize-winning ones. One day, I too would see things differently. I was inspired by composition and creation. My career as a doctor took up all my time. One day, an encounter changed my life, convincing me that it's never too late, and to photography was added a passion for filming. Visual poetry came naturally. Since then, 9 documentaries have been produced."

This screening is presented by the National Arts Centre French Theatre and the National Gallery of Canada, in association with the International Festival of Films on Art.

Centre National des Arts. Le Canada en scène.
National Gallery of Canada


Sunday, December 10, 2023, 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
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