FAH248H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: War Artist, Lemoine Fitzgerald, Lawren Harris

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FAH248H1 Canadian Painting
Lecture 6: Tuesday February 13th
Modernism
Emily Carr
-Travelled to San Francisco and London where she also trained
1907- visited indigenous villages in Alaska
1910- Paris receives professional academic artist training
Emily Carr, Brittany landscape, 1911
-European subject matter, French influence seen in treatment of landscape in flat
patterned surface
Emily Carr, Indian Village,
-Carr takes on ambitious journey of documenting indigenous culture and arts
-Works are however not well received
Emily Carr Post 1927 work
Emily Carr, Big Raven, 1931
Recruited to come East and participate in a show, visits Toronto and other cities in
which she meets with Lawren Harris
Influenced by monumental tectonic forms of Lawren Harris, she carries that over
into her indigenous paintings
-She creates more sculptural work
Emily Carr-Late Work
Emily Carr, Odds and Ends, 1939
LeMoine FitzGerald
-Born in Winnepeg, attended Arts Students League in New York, influenced my post
Impressionist Painting and American Scene Painting
LL. FitzGerald, Doc Snyder’s House, 1931
-post impressionistic, equal points/marks on the surface, in which texture of surface
is almost mosaic-like
Precisionist Influence-Sheeler
Charles Sheeler, Fugue, 1940
-partnership between the industry and the arts, strong difference in subject matter
LeMoine FitzGerald
LL. FitzGerald, The Little Plant
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Travelled to san francisco and london where she also trained. European subject matter, french influence seen in treatment of landscape in flat patterned surface. Carr takes on ambitious journey of documenting indigenous culture and arts. Recruited to come east and participate in a show, visits toronto and other cities in which she meets with lawren harris. Influenced by monumental tectonic forms of lawren harris, she carries that over into her indigenous paintings. Born in winnepeg, attended arts students league in new york, influenced my post. Post impressionistic, equal points/marks on the surface, in which texture of surface is almost mosaic-like. Partnership between the industry and the arts, strong difference in subject matter. Came back to canada to serve in wwi to serve as a war artist. Concerns were largely formal, oure painting interested in color and line. Experimentation with wet water color and oil on canvas. Influence of free, looser style, and water color studies.

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