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.
On this day in 1965, Canada’s red and white flag rose for the first time on Parliament Hill. Artists, designers and the public submitted thousands of designs, including this rough hand-drawn suggestion by Group of Seven artist A.Y. Jackson.
I live on Georgian Bay so this vintage-look postcard drew me in. Even better when I realized these cards depicting beloved places all over Canada are by artist Mitchell Fenton. (See a previous post on him here.)
Quebec glass artist Susan Edgerley is the recipient of the 2019 Saidye Bronfman Award, highest distinction in Canadian fine craft artistry. She is one of eight artists honoured today in the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts.
In this Quick Hit, we appreciate new work by the visionary Barbara Cole, one of Canada’s pre-eminent photographers, whose ethereal work takes on painterly qualities.
Visionary photographer William Notman (1826–1891) owed his early fame to portraits in snowy settings typical of Canada’s winters, shot entirely in studio! What did he use for snow? Lambswool, salt and paint. (So different from what the continent is going through this week.)