The sharp geometry and condensed colour in the paintings of Stewart Jones draw parallels to how a set designer or director would seek out scenes for a movie, searching for a place that commands the essence of a location.
Jack Chambers (1931-1978) was a groundbreaking artist and filmmaker whose photo-realistic style was influenced by his contact with surrealism during early study in Spain. It was his diagnosis with leukemia in 1969, at age 38, which prompted him to work relentlessly on paintings, prints and film while he travelled the world in search […]
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 […]