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Pilgrimage I

Gerald Trottier

BIRTH YEAR 1925
BIRTH PLACE Ottawa, Ontario
DEATH YEAR 2004
DEATH PLACE Ottawa, Ontario
MEDIUM Acrylic on canvas
DATE 1980
DIMENSIONS 122cm x 152.4cm
ACCESSION NUMBER 2013.07.23
CREDIT LINE Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery: gift of Irma Trottier, 2013
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
An acrylic painting depicts an aerial view of a pilgrimage scene with a large cluster of floating nude figures emerging from a fire of burning signs with symbols going diagonally from the right side. This intersects a procession of clothed figures following religious figures wearing white or red robes, holding banners or riding horses on a path, surrounded by figures on crosses. On the left side, a group of nude figures are erecting another wooden crucifix. In the background behind the cluster of nudes is a group of nondescript buildings. Gray buildings and crosses dot the hilly landscape. In the foreground at the bottom of the image is a group of three crosses with crucified figures on them, and a floating nude figure reaching an arm up towards the smoky cluster of figures.

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