Fans of Canadian artist, writer Emily Carr celebrate her 150th birthday

by AryanArtnews
0 comment

The 150th anniversary of the birth of Canadian artist and writer Emily Carr is Monday, December 13, and fans are celebrating this opportunity by looking back on her heritage.

When most people think of an artist in BC, they usually say that the first name that comes up is car. Pascale Halliday, Manager of Emily Carr House in Victoria.

“Her work is everywhere in books, tote bags and postcards everywhere in BC,” said Halliday of CBC. All point waist..

“I think part of the charm is that it wasn’t in her life. She’s one of the artists who doesn’t really become symbolic until her death.”

Emily Carr’s work Crazy Stair (The Crooked Staircase), circa 1928-1930. This painting was sold at auction in 2013 for over $ 3 million. (Canada Press)

Born in Victoria and spending most of his life around James Bay, Carr was widely known for her eccentricity and modern-style paintings that didn’t necessarily blend in with the sensibilities of the time.

“In Emily Carr’s 150 years, we’re a grumpy woman whose people in her lifetime moved her pet monkey around town in a baby carriage, either as a destructive artist, or more generally in Victoria. I’ve seen her view of change as she sees, “Holiday said.

Today she is recognized as one of Canada’s most iconic painters. 2013, her painting Crazy stairs Sold for over $ 3 million.

That recognition has led to further scrutiny of her heritage, Mr. Holiday said.

“There are indigenous artists like Sonny Assu and Dr. Joane Cardinal-Schubert about how Emily’s heritage interacted with the indigenous community she visited and how she portrayed it in paintings and writing. , Looking at these very interesting ways, “she said.

“”[This was] A woman who was a real person … a very complicated view, a very complicated early life, and now the job doesn’t look exactly good or bad, but somewhere in the middle, it’s very Is not the definitive answer. “

Emily Carr was born in Victoria, British Columbia in 1871 and spent most of her life in the James Bay district. (BC Archive / Royal BC Museum)

Victoria’s Emily Carr is a special Saturday-Monday event celebrating the artist’s 150th anniversary. Participants are required to present evidence of vaccination and wear a mask.

This month marks another release Unvarnished: Autobiographical sketch by Emily Carr Featuring unpublished works of the car.

“These are early drafts of stories she later published, some are excerpts from her diary, and some have never been sent to the publisher or never reached the light the day before. It’s a story that didn’t exist, “said Holiday.

This book will be released on December 30th.

Related Posts

Leave a Comment