Canoe Art: Ingrained in our Culture

It’s the time of year when it’s not unusual to see a canoe atop a car in workplace parking lots , this being the start of the full-throttle tripping season in Canada. The protected routes through famed Algonquin Park alone carry nearly a million paddlers a year.  In the spirit of the season, I’m resurrecting a post on the art of the canoe from Canadian Art Junkie archives. It remains a favorite post. I am mesmerized by the mythology of the craft, and the art that surrounds it. From the mystery of Group of Seven Artist Tom Thomson’s death, to the magic realism of artist Peter Doig, the image of the canoe is ingrained in our culture.

Read that post “Like a Reed in the Wind,” here:

(Above: Carrie Schneider, Dazzle Camouflage)

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  1. matateishi

    As a recent follower of your blog, I hit the link hoping to see some Peter Doig, and yes!… you had it. This canoe theme would actually make a great Canadian art show!

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