Monthly Archives: January 2010

G2K – Galerie 2000

http://www.gallery2000.ca/lephoto.php?pid=1044&id=31&cat= To be admired after a couple of wine glasses for intensifying effect. Patrice Ahrweiller, 1945-, ‘L’attente, Carre St-Louis’ (waiting, St Louis neighbourhood, Montreal). Advertisements

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http://cybermuse.beaux-arts.ca/cybermuse/search/artist_work_e.jsp?iartistid=599 What do you see, black holes or black objects? Paul-Emile Borduas (1905-1960), his student Jean-Paul Riopelle (1923-2002) and Alfred Pellan (1906-1988)were three influential painters in Canada. All three studied in Paris; all three turned to abstraction; all three had … Continue reading

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Artwork Page: The Wheel II

http://cybermuse.beaux-arts.ca/cybermuse/search/artwork_e.jsp?mkey=4174 This is an energetic abstract, but well organized. Don’t you believe me? I was told one day while standing perplexed in front of some Pollock, to look only at one colour at a time. Sometimes (“sometimes” is right!) something … Continue reading

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Artwork Page: Desire in the Light of the Moon

http://cybermuse.beaux-arts.ca/cybermuse/search/artwork_e.jsp?mkey=3590 Alfred Pellan (Quebec),1906-1988. ‘Desir au clair de la lune’, 1937 (desire in the light of the moon). From the pages:”The art of Alfred Pellan progressed from representational images to abstracted simplified forms and surrealist images.” “…(he was influenced by) … Continue reading

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Mountain Galleries – Canadian Fine art in Fairmont Hotels – Joan Baron

http://www.mountaingalleries.com/Baron.shtml A dynamic little scene with simplified lines and a fast brush on top to add the inevitable snow flurries! Joan Baron,’Lob’, a contemporary artist from Vancouver,BC, Canada.

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Karin Rabuka – Works

http://www.karinrabuka.com/works-js.shtml A contemporary canadian landscape painter with a critical eye and a sense of humour: Karin Kabuka, ‘Sign on Audrey Road’, 2006 (lives in Ottawa). She uses “a lighthearted visual style of painting that is… easy to look at through … Continue reading

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http://www.mnba.qc.ca/upload/public/ImagePhysique/771.jpg After a trip to Canada, I’m still engrossed by canadian painting. A great number of their winter landscapes is pleasantly colourful, like this detail of ‘Matinee d’hiver a Baie-Saint-Paul’ (winter morning in Baie St-P) by Clarence Gagnon (Quebec),made between … Continue reading

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Vancouver Art Gallery – Emily Carr – Tree Trunk

http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/Exhibitions/EmilyCarr/en/popups/pop_large_en.php?worksID=1116 Emily Carr, Victoria BC, Canada 1871-1945. She builds strong, stylised landscapes, with a style of her own that was influenced though by The Group of Seven, and notably Lawren Harris (see her ‘Tree Trunk’ and Harris ‘North Shore Lake … Continue reading

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Artist Gallery: L.L. FitzGerald

http://cybermuse.gallery.ca/cybermuse/search/artist_work_e.jsp?iartistid=1784 L.L.Fitzgerald was born and bred in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada(1890), where he died in 1956. This site offers his drawings and etchings as well as some paintings. I am surprised at the differences of style; he navigates between light, delicate, … Continue reading

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Artwork Page: The Ukrainian Pioneer, No. 3

http://cybermuse.gallery.ca/cybermuse/search/artwork_zoom_e.jsp?mkey=38246 William Kurelek (Alberta, Canada, 1927- Toronto 1977) creates a very personnal universe. The paintings I saw are rather strange, almost naive, and oppressive like this ‘Ukrainian Pioneer No 3’ (1971-76) where a handful of very small humans are confronted … Continue reading

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Artwork Page: Pic Island, Lake Superior

http://cybermuse.gallery.ca/cybermuse/search/artwork_zoom_e.jsp?mkey=8476 Lawren Harris,’Pic Island,Lake Superior’, ca 1924. This painter is also an influencial member of The Group of Seven, like Tom Thomson (see four posts below). I like these geometrical simplifications of the lines, and the harsh contrasts of few … Continue reading

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Pine Tree and Red House, Winter, City Painting II by Lawren Harris

http://www.museumsyndicate.com/item.php?item=21490 In the same year 1924, Lawren Harris (1885-1970)painted this colourful ‘Pine Tree and Red House,Winter,City Painting II’. Again, clear simple curved lines that give structure and cohesion to all that snow; so much so that despite the large vermilion … Continue reading

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Mountain Galleries – Canadian Fine art in Fairmont Hotels – Frank Grisdale

http://www.mountaingalleries.com/Grisdale.shtml Frank Grisdale . Born in Alberta (Edmonton), Canada in 1954, this photographer doesn’t use any computer enhancement and prints his works on watercolour paper . There is movement in his images, that the site qualifies as impressionist. ‘On Ice … Continue reading

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Early Snow

http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/Exhibitions/Landscapes/popup.php3?language=1&image=img01maw Tom Thomson (1877-1917),’Early Snow’, 1916. It is found in the collections of The Winnipeg Art Gallery. From the page: “Early Snow speaks of Canada’s search for national identity in the early 20th century. Seeking to create a truly Canadian … Continue reading

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Your Weather: Frosty – The Weather Network

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/your_weather/details/620/1905010/manitoba/upload/ After a few weeks of this cityscape (-30c..!), I was rather excited to return to Belgium, its mild temperatures and green landscapes . This is what I found:

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