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The Easter Trees

Gerald Trottier

BIRTH YEAR 1925
BIRTH PLACE Ottawa, Ontario
DEATH YEAR 2004
DEATH PLACE Ottawa, Ontario
MEDIUM Acrylic on canvas
DATE 1980
DIMENSIONS 121.9cm x 152.4cm
ACCESSION NUMBER 2013.07.25
CREDIT LINE Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery: gift of Irma Trottier, 2013
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
An acrylic painting depicts a group of nude figures involved in numerous actives in the center of a rural landscape. They are holding banners, climbing up bare trees, reading, fighting, praying, painting on an easel, and hanging banners on bare trees. The trees have spiky branches and resemble wooden crosses. Just below the centre of the image is an open grave with an emaciated figure seated on its edge. There are big clouds in the sky, and near the top left side, there is a faint figure floating in one of the clouds. The ground is yellow and cuts off at the horizon line, with one mountain in the distance.

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