The elements of this collection originally presented at Verdun cultural centre were inspired by the plates of the Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, directed by Diderot & d'Alembert from 1751 to 1765. Born from the ideals of the Age of Enlightenment, this ambitious project brings together a considerable body of knowledge on the state of the natural sciences, trades and liberal arts as practised at the time, including sculpture which comprises 24 plates. The work 207 Objects from l'Encyclopédie actually brings together 207 porcelain tools (as represented in the encyclopedia) shaped by hand and made during a creation residency at the Banff Center. The work is now part of the Montreal art collection.
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