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Book Review: Emily Carr – From the Forest to the Sea

A strong affinity for the natural beauty of western Canada and First Nations culture is clearly visible in the work of Emily Carr, one of Canada’s best-loved artists. Her point of view resonates strongly today, and it seems to have inspired this fresh take on her work, edited by Ian Dejardin, director of London’s Dulwich Picture Gallery, and Sarah Milroy,
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Ritchie’s/Sotheby’s Auction Preview: Important Canadian Art

We attended the auction preview last night at Ritchie’s, in association with Sotheby’s, as guests of Sotheby’s Real Estate. The auction preview rooms – the sale will take place on Monday at 10:30 am – were filled cheek by jowl with major Canadian names including several works by Jean-Paul Riopelle, many by the Group of Seven including a tiny, perfectly
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VoCA Recommends…Independent Sprit

This book is devoted to Canadian women artists from the 19th to mid 20th centuries. It should be necessary reading for anyone who is interested in Canadian history, and/or Canadian art. Please don’t let the cover design dissuade you! Keep reading! Independent Sprit, by A.K. Prakash. Image: “It’s tempting to assume that Canadian women artists of the 19th and
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The Value of Art Universities

Vancouver’s Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design is to become a university. Going head-to-head with Toronto’s OCAD – also an art and design university – and VoCA wonders whether this is a good thing. Toronto artist – and OCAD dropout – Thrush Holmes’ studio. Image: