such an artist and pioneer! like too many, recognized only after her death. i'm lucky to have a book of her life , given to me when i helped some people visiting the island find their lost dog. drove them all over, phoned around, nada, put them up for the night and we got a call the next day. drove out there and they were reunited with their pup and showed up a few hours later with the book!!!!! most unexpected and not necessary.
Yes Emily was a real hum-dinger of a woman. Did her own thing, her own way. Your story is very touching, Scout. Those folks and their dog obviously knew how to appreciate a kind person when they found one.
Amelopsis.Those are beautiful paints,like one avenue in heaven...above boulevard.
Hi Jeff, There's an exhibition of Emily Carr's works in Toronto. I can't wait.I too find a spirituality imbued in her paintings.
oops! I should said there'll be an exhibition soon.
nothing like getting to see 'the real thing' . there's a permanent collection in the v.a.g. but i haven't been there in years! shoot, that reminds me, must force self into downtown to see haida art display. will i do it? hmmm. downtown or being on an island sitting on ten acres in nice rental space????emily must have been guided by a higher power (and not her monkey). interesting reading her though....while she observed native culture a lot she still didn't quite 'get it'.
Scout I think it's that VAG permanent collection that's touring the country right now, although I'm not certain about that. I think it wrapped up at the National Gallery last month, I need to make sure I don't miss the Toronto visit. And...to see Haida art...YES I vote you make the trip from your blissful 10 acres. (geez am I ever envious of your environs!)About Emily's state, I don't know enough about her to have formed much more than a vague opinion, but I agree on not 'quite getting it' and presume to think it might be because of being such a renegade woman in a male world at that period, sort of pre-occupying I'd think, and then being attuned to nature in the way she was - to see the grandness, etc. that she conveyed with paint. She was a Freak, and I can dig that.
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