Thursday, May 14, 2015

Emily Carr canoe painting

Found a colourful painting by Emily Carr and had to share it. Looks like the shoreline along Burrard Inlet, on the North Vancouver side. The canoes look like traditional First Nations boats to me, maybe Kwakwala/Kwaguelth.

This painting was done by Carr in 1912, and is the property of the Vancouver Art Gallery. It and a few other images by Carr are shown in an article in the Walrus magazine. There are other comments about Carr being affected by seeing and riding in First Nations canoes in an article about a show at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

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