The Art of Emily Carr

The Art of Emily Carr

by University of Washington Press



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780295966953
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 09/01/1988
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Doris Shadbolt’s long association with the museum world has included positions at the Art Gallery of Toronto (now the Art Gallery of Ontario), the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa and the Metropolitan Museum in New York, but chiefly she is known for her curatorial work at the Vancouver Art Gallery, where she remained for more than twenty-five years. She has authored and edited numerous books, including The Art of Emily Carr, Bill Reid, The Complete Writings of Emily Carr and Visions: Contemporary Art in Canada.

Table of Contents

Artist of the Canadian West Coast
The Woman Behind Carr's Writing
The Painting as Autobiography
The Background18
The Victoria Environment
Home and Family
Early Accomplishments24
San Francisco
Vancouver, Victoria
Commitment to the Indian Theme
French Influence34
Painting in France
The French Manner Continued in British Columbia
Fifteen Years Dormant
Carr at the Turning Point52
The Artist at Age Fifty-Six
1927 and the Crucial Trip to Eastern Canada
The Mature Years Commence56
"Religion and Art Are One"
Important Influences: Harris and Tobey
Last Indian Trips
A Formal Period70
A Postcubist Reference
Use of Photographs
A New Understanding of the Indian's Art
Shift to the Forests
Wider Contacts/Technical Changes106
A Broader Context
Developments in Technique
Charcoal Drawings
Oil-on-Paper Sketches
A New Liberation122
"A Picture Equals a Movement in Space"
The Challenge of Mountains
A New Integration138
Painting, The Totality of Experience
A Measure of Abstraction
Last Period180
Return to the Indian Theme
Last Nature Paintings
A Context of "Fresh Seeing"
Carr's "Real Success"
List of Reproductions and Photographs198
Reference Notes220

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