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Far Eastern Winds

The exhibition will be featuring the gallery’s new collection of contemporary and antique Asian art: an extraordinary collection of Japanese scroll paintings (kakejiku), that will surely touch you by their elegance and refinement.

Kakejiku paintings were introduced in Japan during the Heian period (794 - 1185), primarily for displaying Buddhist images for religious veneration, or as a vehicle to display calligraphy or poetry. Gradually, they began featuring depictions of landscapes, flowers and birds, which became more and more present until present days.


As part of the MONTREAL HIGH LIGHTS Festival, Galerie Mazarine is proud to welcome you at the famous Montreal All-Nighter 2009. Come join us on Saturday, February the 28th, from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. at 1448A Sherbrooke West, for our special Candles in the Night exhibition.
An extraordinary and magical itinerary
During this exciting and innovative event, we will guide you through our Candles in the Night exhibition, where you will discover our gallery's works of art, extravagantly lit by candles! For this magical occasion, Les Shôs Latins, a Montreal based flamenco duo, will step in impromptu, making your visit enticing and unforgettable!

Far Eastern Winds

Sept 18th - Oct 16th

As every year during the famous Chinese Moon Festival, Galerie Mazarine invites you to admire its splendid collections of contemporary and antique Asian art.
This year, the gallery has chosen to feature an extraordinary collection of Japanese dolls woodblock prints, as well as remarkable works by Hokusai, Kunisada and other famous authors .You can also admire the gallery’s permanent collection of paintings, antique Chinese calligraphies, bronze, wood and stone sculptures, Tibetan thangka paintings, and Japanese tapestries.

International Exhibition

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July 28-August 10, Brouage, France
This year, the 29th international exhibition of the Association will be taking place in Brouage, France. The Association has chosen to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Québec in the very city where Samuel de Champlain was born, around 1570. Galerie Mazarine is proud to participate in this unique event, and to be represented by two of its most interesting contemporary artists: Dorit Dornier et Piet Leutsch.

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June 27 - July 19 2008. simhanandaPhotographer B.Simhananda's solo exhibition is a unique occasion to discover the antique and contemporary wonders of nature.B.Simhananda's book Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Khadromas and the Way of the Pilgrim has already won the Gold Award at the Nautilus Book Awards. The exhibition included pieces from his most recent two books - Touch To This Earth and Our Ordinary Extraordinary Earth- fascinating photographs and texts that will surely touch and inspire

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May 1st-31st 2008
During this yearly event Galerie Mazarine will be exhibiting its European and Asian prints collections, as a means to contribute to the circulation and development of printed art.
The gallery’s vast collections include fascinating woodblock prints from the 16th to the 20th century, by European and American authors, as well as drawings, lithographies and woodblock prints by international and Montreal contemporary artists. The Printed Art Month is an event held simultaneously in all Quebec cities, in art centers such as art galleries, museums, culture centers, etc.

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March 1st- 31st 2008
The exhibition offers the opportunity to discover fascinating Asian artists, from Japan, China and Mongolia, whose works impress the viewer by the original style and composition, as well as subject matter. Their engravings and paintings reflect the unique beauty of Asian landscapes, as well as present life scenes in social and cultural contexts where ancient traditions blend in with modern lifestyles. In a context where Chinese contemporary art, and Asian art in general, is more appreciated and sought after than ever before, the Asian Spring exhibition is a unique opportunity to discover some if its famous or emerging artists.
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Nov 9-29, 2007
moments magiquesContemporary artist Dorit Dornier evokes a world of celebration and mystery, through poetical and dynamic images and sculptures, rendered in stylized and bold lines.
Dorit Dornier’s characters, depicted in dreamy and meditative poses are often goddess representations or powerful symbolical figures. Weather you are discovering or re-visiting Dorit Dornier’s fascinating universe, the exhibition is bound to captivate you with its textures, shapes, and unique sensitivity.
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27 Sept - 19 Oct 2007
far eastern windsGalerie Mazarine invites you to enter the fascinating world of contemporary and antique oriental art through its annual exhibition entitled Far-Eastern Winds.
This year, the exhibition will be taking place at the same time as the famous Chinese Moon Festival, an occasion for families and friends to spend time together, thank the gods, pray for prosperity, and admire the beauty of the full moon.
Inspired by this unique tradition dedicated to beauty, Galerie Mazarine invites you to admire its splendid collections: wood engravings, Tibetan paintings, sculptures and tapestries.
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International Festival


August 8-12, 2007
Come visit Galerie Mazarine's kiosk at the Art Expo festival, and discover the works of two of the gallery's most interesting contemporary artists: Dorit Dornier and Piet Leutsch.

New Arrivals

March 2007
Among the new works added to our collection are splendid engravings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi, an 18th century artist renowned for his roman architectural works. Residential design plates by British architect John Plaw, an important 18th century architect, will also be displayed. The prestigious 17th century botanical prints of Basilius Besler as well as the rare 19th century Japanese woodblock prints by Utagawa Hiroshige, whose technique inspired modern European trends, will be represented. Furthermore, the new additions include contemporary works by the French artist André Brasilier as well as prints by Mario Avati, a leading mezzotint etcher.


Autumn Memories

November 2006
In celebration of the colours and beauty of autumn, the exhibit will feature works by contemporary artists such as, Piet Leutsch and Dorit Dornier, among others. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our gallery on this auspiciousoccasion and hope that you will enjoy our artists’ representations of autumn, their vision, and personal expressions.


June-July 2007

Galerie Mazarine is pleased to invite you to a vernissage of its new collection of buddhist sculptures, Tibetan thangkas, tapestries made of obis, kimonos from Meiji and Taisho periods and a splendid series of geisha prints.

Calligraphy-Words and Images

June-July 2005

Galerie Mazarine vous invite au vernissage d'une exposition inusitée, une rencontre d'art calligraphique contemporain er ancien, d'œuvres orientales et occidentales où s'harmonisent élégance, style et expression.

Calligraphies anciennes chinoises et japonaises des 18e et 19e siècles, œuvres calligraphiques récentes de Dorit Dornier, Piet Leutsch, Ludmila Armata et Claire Sugaï

Une démonstration de calligraphie japonaise par Claire Sugaï aura lieu le samedi 18 juin à 14h.


July 2004

Galerie Mazarine is pleased to invite you to a celebration of beauty and well-being by way of its new collection of 18th and 19th century Japanese woodcuts, tapestries made of Maru obi and buddhist sculptures.

Japanese melodies will be performed on the shakuhachi flute by Michel Dubeau.



Spring 2004

Since his emergence as a young artist in the early 1980s Joel Claude has produced a remarkable body of evocative sculptures and multimedia paintings. He creates unconcious archetypes, gestural works inspired by the creative unconcious that are a celebration of life. Claude's flair for abstracting form is balanced with an ability to represent a subject at it's most essential, as we might conceive it in our mind's eye.


Mars - May 2004

Galerie Mazarine is pleased to present an exhibition entirely dedicated to botanical prints from such varied origins as England, Germany, Japan and Canada, covering the last 400 years and ranging from the end of the 16 th to the late 20 th century.

Jane Loudon (1807-1858), one of the greatest artists of floral depictions has represented in « The Ladies Flower Garden on Ornamental Annuals » the most decorative flowers of 19 th century gardens, whether they be cultivated in greenhouses or not. Her illustrations are well known as wonderful arrangements of multicoloured bouquets.

From Japan, one will find a magnificient selection of woodblock prints dating back to the early 20 th century, part of Robert O. Muller's renowed collection of 4,000 japanese prints.

The late 20 th century is captured by botanical acrylics on paper by Piet Leutsch (born 1932), a resident of Quebec for the last 20 years. His bold works of lively colours and rich contrasts convey a sensitive, yet controlled, spontaneity.

Basilius Besler ca. 1613

Among the earliest botanical prints are several engravings by Basilius Besler (Germany 1561-1629) issued in the « Hortus Eystettensis », one of the most magnificient and ambitious works ever published of ornamental flowering plants. These drawings evoke not only the beauty of flowers, their perfume and medicinal qualities, but are also an indicator of the perception of the natural world held by Europeans during the Renaissance.

The 18 th century, known as the Golden Age of Natural History, is primarily represented by 3 series of engravings : « Curtis' Botanical Magazine », which was first published in 1787 by William Curtis (1746-1799), « Medical Botany », illustrated by James Sowerby (1757-1822) the most famous English botanical artist of his time, and thirdly, Johann Weinmann's (1683-1741) « Phytanthoza Iconographia ». These prints, of a great aesthetic value, offer a window on the past, where one perceives not only their essential scientific intent but also an infatuation for beauty. These works largely contributed to a more thorough reference of plants and their invaluable medicinal use.


The challenge of reproducing the real world on a two-dimensional page has changed greatly over the past five centuries. This work has produced many spectacular works of art in addition to their obvious historical and geographic value. The production of these maps required many hands, from the captain/surveyor through the cartographer to the engraver and the printer. The work was time consuming and maps were often out of date by the time they were available to the public. Antique maps are one of the few centuries-old antiques still available for reasonable prices. However, their increasing rarity is making it more an more difficult to find specific items.



Sunflowers - Works on Canvas

Summer 2003

Wether painting the ever changing beauty of a Laurentian landscape scene, a fragrant floral bouquet or a musical extravaganza, Piet Leutsch captures life's mystery with an enthusiasm that is at once intimate and imaginative.


Galerie Mazarine is pleased to invite you to a celebration of beauty and well-being by way of its new collection of 18th and 19th century Japanese woodcuts, tapestries made of Maru obi, kimonos from the Meiji and Taisho periods, Tibetan buddhist sculptures, thangka and singing bowls.


Japanese woodcuts of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, from the Edo and Meiji eras. These engravings are the reflection of a perpetually evolving world, evoked through images of popular subjects such as landscapes, geishas, kabuki actors ; some of them were also inspired by legends or historical events. Keisai Eisen (1790-1848), Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864), Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861), Utagawa Toyokuni (1769-1825) and Yoshitaki (1841-1899), are some of the artists featured in the exhibition.


Renaissance, Baroque and Classicism

Galerie Mazarine in collaboration with Jan Johnson

Galerie Mazarine invites the public to an exhibition of rare Italian prints from the 16th to the 18th Century by artists such as Della Bella, Falda, Marieschi, Piranesi, Tiepolo…
The exhibition will continue until October 19th, 2002 with participation of Rosette Rohana.


May to August 30 2002

* Japanese woodcuts of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, from the Edo and Meiji eras. These engravings are the reflection of a perpetually evolving world, evoked through images of popular subjects such as landscapes, geishas, kabuki actors ; some of them were also inspired by legends or historical events. Utamaro II (active 1800-1820), Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864), Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861), Utagawa Toyokuni (1769-1825) and Yoshitaki (1841-1899), are some of the artists featured in the exhibition.

* Wall-hangings made of Maru obis. Some of these are from the Meiji era (1890-1910), others from the Taisho era (1912-1926), while the most recent ones date from the Showa era (1926-1989). These obis are made of brocade (Nishiki), woven (Tsuzure) or embroidered with a touch of silver or gold.

* Chinese bronze sculptures, (magnificent) replicas of ancient art objects from Before Christ. These objects are abundantly decorated with images of animals such as the frog, the snake or the bird, and are rich in symbolic meaning.


February 2002

Discover the splendor of 17th and 18th century european gardens through our newly acquired collection of botanical, ornithological and architectural engravings by Vallet 1608, Weinmann 1740, Curtis 1777, Sowerby 1793, Lewin 1793, Bolton 1794, De Sève 1803, Fürst 1664, de Neufforge 1761…


June 7th until July 28th, 2001

Oriental decorative objects, chinese sculptures, 18th and 19th century japanese wood-cuts by Eisen, Kunisada, Kuniyoshi, Toyokuni…