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Quebec: Arts & Culture  Student Centre

Web Links

Here are some Web sites to help you with your research.

Web Activities

Here are some activities to help you gather information from the Web sites:

?_Geography Art Tour




Web Links

Cirque du Soleil

On this site, you can lean a lot about the activities of Cirque du Soleil, the world-famous circus troupe that began in Montreal in 1984. Click on "Explore Spectaculara " and then follow links to see clips from different Cirque du Soleil shows, or to visit backstage. You can also find out more about the work that is done behind-the-scenes to make a circus a success.

Two Centuries of Quebec Art History

This site features twelve artists who lived in Quebec from the late 1600s to the late 1800s, along with a featured work of art. These works include portraits, sculpture, photography, and gold and silver pieces. There is a brief note about the life of each artist. A feature on the site allows you to access an enlarged view of each work of art.




Web Activity

?_Geography Art Tour

1. Visit Two Centuries of Quebec Art History. There are twelve works of art by

    Quebec painters at the site. Browse through them, and then select two or three

    works of art for further analysis. Click here to download a chart with some

    questions and a place for you to record your answers.

2. After you have completed the activity, write a brief paragraph answering these


•  What was your favourite work of art?

•  What did it show about Quebec life?

•  Which people seem to be missing from this overview of Quebec