Kenojuak Ashevak, renowned Inuit artist, dies at 85
Kenojuak Ashevak, believed to be the last living link to the birth of Inuit printmaking, died Tuesday at her home in Cape Dorset, Nunavut.
Lawren Harris: Strong Canadian
Lawren Harris (1885-1970) came from a rich family. That's helpful if you want to make painting your career. And was Canadian. For some reason that's not so helpful if you want to become a world-renowned painter. At least Harris had the advantage of being a member of Canada's most celebrated artistic ensemble, the Group of Seven, a collection of painters he subtly helped financially during their early, struggling years. Since I started blogging six years ago at 2Blowhards I've been forced by…
button blankets - an Indigenous tradition from the NorthWest Coast
Pacific North West button blanket project for pre-school, kindergarten or primary aged children.
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Lawren Harris. Ice House. A father’s rant. 1996. For Brendan. Kerosene When you need to know how to stay alive one more day find some sand, an old oil drum a gallon of kerosene. A gallon cost…
Roy Henry Vickers Original Paintings Serigraph / Silkscreen
When you approach the art of Trevor Tennant, you are entering a world of beauty and light in his landscape and wildlife paintings. His attention to detail and ability to capture the
Maud Lewis Folk Art Projects | Deep Space Sparkle
Maud Lewis is a Canadian Folk artist from Nova Scotia. Her childlike landscapes depicting life in the maritime provinces are loved all across Canada. I love
Painting Canada: Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven – review
Not seen in this country since 1925, the work of Canada's Group of Seven proves a revelation, writes Laura Cumming
Ted Harrison Northern Landscapes | Deep Space Sparkle
Ted Harrison is one of Canada’s favorite painters. He was born in England in 1926 but immigrated to Canada’s Yukon in the 1950’s. His vibrant paintings of the people and the landscape of the Yukon Territories has brought Harrison many fans. I would highly recommend the book Ted Harrison Collected by Robert Budd for the wide
McMichael Canadian Art Collection > Group of Seven
The McMichael has an impressive collection of Canadian art featuring the Group of Seven, and of contemporary First Nations art as well as prints, drawings and sculpture by Inuit artists. The gallery is also custodian of the complete Cape Dorset archive which is on long-term loan while documentation and conservation work is completed on the over 100,000 works.
Busy at work Bill Reid (1920 – 1998) was a Canadian artist whose works included jewelry, sculpture, screen-printing, and painting. His work is featured on the Canadian twenty dollar banknote/bill.
We explore the city
A series of abstract graphic city maps portraying the world’s most famous cities: Los Angeles, London, Milan, and more, by self-taught travelling Canadian artist ‘Jazzberry Blue’ …