The Public Domain Review never disappoints. This is an etching (c. 1904) by Belgian artist James Ensor of Pride, one of his interpretations of the Christian symbolism of the Seven Deadly Sins. Ensor (1860–1949) pivoted toward grotesque Christian imagery, not for its theistic content, but because it offered […]
This is a diptych by Toronto-based artist Brian Kelley, whose work captures the natural beauty of one of Ontario’s hidden secrets. The Rockwood Conservation Area, with its limestone cliffs, caves and glacial potholes, is a heavenly place. (Along with its natural wonders, there’s an abandoned woollen mill that […]
For a deeper look into the detail of Pablo Picasso’s still lifes, consider Remai Modern’s collection of working proofs, part of their collection of Picasso linocuts. Anatomy of a Still Life is on through April, 2020 at the Saskatoon gallery. One extraordinary example, Nature morte à la pastèque […]
Nicholas Hornyansky (1896-1965) was born in Budapest and became familiar with technique long before he turned to art full time. Hornyansky was a colour mixer from the age of 12 in his father’s printing works. He later studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, and continued his studies […]
David Blackwood (1941 -2022) told stories about Newfoundland in the form of epic visual narratives for 30 years. He is widely regarded as Canada’s most accomplished printmaker.
Renowned Canadian artist John Hartman is an expert in drypoint, a rare printmaking technique that originated in 15th Century Germany.