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About Canadian Art Junkie:
I’m a Canadian and I’m a junkie for the visual arts.
The site features painting, photography, illustration and other visual arts from Canada, and from around the world.
(Posts from Global Art Junkie, which used to be a separate site, recently were merged with Canadian Art Junkie – so you’ll now see the widest range of visual arts right here.)
This work by Emily Carr, a favourite, is the quintessential example of art that many Canadians grew up with. We saw the Group of Seven in schools and public buildings. But there wasn’t much focus on other movements.
Today, the selection goes well beyond Canada’s still-beloved Group of Seven.
And just keep browsing here for some of the fascinating global art we also feature.
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About Me: I’m a journalist, traveler and art & music lover. I grew up in Canada, trained in Chicago, lived/worked in the Toronto area and now reside in Collingwood, the beautiful centre of south Georgian Bay.
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*Re Emily Carr’s painting, originally titled Indian Church (as in the cutline above).
In May, 2018, the Art Gallery of Ontario, which holds the piece, re-hung the painting with a new name because the word “Indian” causes pain, the AGO said.
The new name Church at Yuquot Village references the British Columbia Indigenous community where the church was located.
A CBC piece about the name change is here.