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French Canadian Habitants Playing at Cards, after Cornelius Krieghoff (1848)

French Canadian Habitants Playing at Cards, after Cornelius Krieghoff (1848)

"French Canadian Habitants Playing at Cards, after Cornelius Krieghoff (1848)" is a large scale tableau vivant HD video projection that recreates a work by 19th century painter Cornelius Krieghoff. This piece re-imagines Krieghoff’s lithograph, "French Canadian Habitants Playing at Cards" that depicts a family playing cards around a table. Krieghoff’s piece, which is in the permanent collection at the National Gallery of Canada, fascinates me because it is a representation of early French Canadian life that mixes elements of documentary, allegory and humour. It also echoes the voyageur/settler/Métis iconography that I grew up learning about as part of my Franco-Manitoban heritage.

"French Canadian Habitants Playing at Cards after Cornelius Krieghoff (1848), Installation view

"French Canadian Habitants Playing at Cards after Cornelius Krieghoff (1848), Installation view

 Nuit Blanche Winnipeg 2016, Illuminate the Night Special Project, La Cathédrale Saint-Boniface (photo credit: Nicole Coulson)

French Canadian Habitants Playing at Cards after Cornelius Krieghoff, 1848 (Installation view)

French Canadian Habitants Playing at Cards after Cornelius Krieghoff, 1848 (Installation view)

 Nuit Blanche Winnipeg 2016, Illuminate the Night Special Project, La Cathédrale Saint-Boniface (photo credit: Jacquelyn Hébert)

French Canadian Habitants Playing at Cards after Cornelius Krieghoff (1848)

French Canadian Habitants Playing at Cards after Cornelius Krieghoff (1848)

If I Was A 'Real' Canadian, I Would Know How To..., Installation View, (2014)

Installation view (from the left): Les histoires changent avec le temps/Stories change with time (mixed-media sculpture), French Canadian Habitants Playing at Cards after Cornelius Krieghoff (1848) (8 x 14 ft. HD video projection), and If I were a 'real' Canadian, I would know how to build a canoe...(Jacquard weaving).

photo credit: Jacquelyn Hébert

From the okokok: an mfa thesis exhibition, photographed at Les Ateliers Jean Brillant, Montreal

 

If I Was A 'Real' Canadian, I Would Know How To..., Installation View, (2014)

If I Was A 'Real' Canadian, I Would Know How To..., Installation View, (2014)

If I Was A 'Real' Canadian, I Would Know How To..., Installation View, (2014)

Installation view (from the left): Les histoires changent avec le temps/Stories change with time (mixed-media sculpture), French Canadian Habitants Playing at Cards after Cornelius Krieghoff (1848) (8 x 14 ft. HD video projection), and If I were a 'real' Canadian, I would know how to build a canoe...(Jacquard weaving).

photo credit: Jacquelyn Hébert

From the okokok: an mfa thesis exhibition, photographed at Les Ateliers Jean Brillant, Montreal

 

French Canadian Habitants Playing at Cards

French Canadian Habitants Playing at Cards

French Canadian Habitants Playing at Cards, 1848

Cornelius Krieghoff 
Canadian, 1815 - 1872
lithograph with watercolour on wove paper
Printed by T. Kammerer
44 x 57.4 cm; image: 35.2 x 50 cm
Gift of Donald Maclaren, Ottawa, 1990
National Gallery of Canada (no. 30821)

https://www.gallery.ca/en/see/collections/artwork.php?mkey=38584

French Canadian Habitants Playing at Cards, after Cornelius Krieghoff (1848)

"French Canadian Habitants Playing at Cards, after Cornelius Krieghoff (1848)" is a large scale tableau vivant HD video projection that recreates a work by 19th century painter Cornelius Krieghoff. This piece re-imagines Krieghoff’s lithograph, "French Canadian Habitants Playing at Cards" that depicts a family playing cards around a table. Krieghoff’s piece, which is in the permanent collection at the National Gallery of Canada, fascinates me because it is a representation of early French Canadian life that mixes elements of documentary, allegory and humour. It also echoes the voyageur/settler/Métis iconography that I grew up learning about as part of my Franco-Manitoban heritage.

"French Canadian Habitants Playing at Cards after Cornelius Krieghoff (1848), Installation view

 Nuit Blanche Winnipeg 2016, Illuminate the Night Special Project, La Cathédrale Saint-Boniface (photo credit: Nicole Coulson)

French Canadian Habitants Playing at Cards after Cornelius Krieghoff, 1848 (Installation view)

 Nuit Blanche Winnipeg 2016, Illuminate the Night Special Project, La Cathédrale Saint-Boniface (photo credit: Jacquelyn Hébert)

French Canadian Habitants Playing at Cards after Cornelius Krieghoff (1848)

If I Was A 'Real' Canadian, I Would Know How To..., Installation View, (2014)

Installation view (from the left): Les histoires changent avec le temps/Stories change with time (mixed-media sculpture), French Canadian Habitants Playing at Cards after Cornelius Krieghoff (1848) (8 x 14 ft. HD video projection), and If I were a 'real' Canadian, I would know how to build a canoe...(Jacquard weaving).

photo credit: Jacquelyn Hébert

From the okokok: an mfa thesis exhibition, photographed at Les Ateliers Jean Brillant, Montreal

 

If I Was A 'Real' Canadian, I Would Know How To..., Installation View, (2014)

If I Was A 'Real' Canadian, I Would Know How To..., Installation View, (2014)

Installation view (from the left): Les histoires changent avec le temps/Stories change with time (mixed-media sculpture), French Canadian Habitants Playing at Cards after Cornelius Krieghoff (1848) (8 x 14 ft. HD video projection), and If I were a 'real' Canadian, I would know how to build a canoe...(Jacquard weaving).

photo credit: Jacquelyn Hébert

From the okokok: an mfa thesis exhibition, photographed at Les Ateliers Jean Brillant, Montreal

 

French Canadian Habitants Playing at Cards

French Canadian Habitants Playing at Cards, 1848

Cornelius Krieghoff 
Canadian, 1815 - 1872
lithograph with watercolour on wove paper
Printed by T. Kammerer
44 x 57.4 cm; image: 35.2 x 50 cm
Gift of Donald Maclaren, Ottawa, 1990
National Gallery of Canada (no. 30821)

https://www.gallery.ca/en/see/collections/artwork.php?mkey=38584

French Canadian Habitants Playing at Cards, after Cornelius Krieghoff (1848)
"French Canadian Habitants Playing at Cards after Cornelius Krieghoff (1848), Installation view
French Canadian Habitants Playing at Cards after Cornelius Krieghoff, 1848 (Installation view)
French Canadian Habitants Playing at Cards after Cornelius Krieghoff (1848)
If I Was A 'Real' Canadian, I Would Know How To..., Installation View, (2014)
French Canadian Habitants Playing at Cards