The Royal Academy of Arts in London is hosting what it calls a once-in-a-lifetime chance for the British to see a selection of celebrated paintings done in the aftermath of America’s Great Depression.
Prudence Heward (1896–1947) was a portrait artist celebrated for her defiant female figures and expressionist colours. At the Theatre (1928) shows women in a public place unaccompanied by men, reflecting the growing independence of women in the 1920s.
A memorable trip to Vancouver Island prompted this recap of the art of Canada’s west coast, starting with post-impressionist Emily Carr, one of the country’s most revered artists and a member of the Group of Seven. The mystical elements of British Columbia’s topography prompt stylized, highly imagined art,
Once in a while, I feel a punch when I first glimpse a piece of art. It means the work has struck a special chord, although I love and appreciate all kinds of art. This one by Christian Hetzel, sighted on Saatchi, did it for me. See his […]
Greta Guzek embraces the spirit of the West Coast. Her intricate designs and vivid colours have become a distinct feature of her artwork, which has gained wide appeal across Canada.
Montréal artist Joe Becker’s newest large-format paintings are a disturbing mix of innocence, nostalgia, decay, and mass-market characters and icons from his youth.