FAH248H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: First Ontario Parliament Buildings, Picturesque, Les Automatistes

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FAH248H1 Canadian Painting
Lecture 11: Tuesday April 3rd
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Monday April 9th 9-12both essay components
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Themesdiscussion with the class
Politics in art
Modernization (industry, urbanization
Identity (ethnicity, gender, race)
Social histories of art
the gazepost-colonial/male/etc.)
figuration/nude
Wilderness/landscape
Nationalism and nationhood
Modernism (abstraction, automatiste, plasticiens, etc.)
The CityIage of the people
The Pituesue oloial tosape in toronto
Elizabeth Frances Hale
what Front street used to look like
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it is more picturesque
picturesque view and city is still very much placed in wilderness at this point
Robert Irvine, View of York
immigration in early 19th century
shows the lighthouse on the island in Torontooldest stone structure
light house keeper chasing a bear in the foreground
popular area for recreation and hunting at this time
John Howard, Third Parliament Buildings
surveyor and architect
did a number of buildings on King street
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picturesque water colours of these buildings constitute an iterative cycle of
imaging and building wherein a picturesque gaze is shaping the pictorial work and the real life
space
signs of more significant infrastructuresignifiers of the urbanvery much in
the picturesque style but kind of rural anecdotescountry bumpkins at play, brightly coloured
stores, etc.)
Thomas Young
some of the buildings designed by Howard
Still sense of a small town that the artist is representing
anecdotal detail
In Quebec City we have more of the British Topographical style of painting
form of recognisanceway of surveying and relaying specific info back to mother
country so that if there is military action then they will know what the topography looks like
stage for potential military action
very empirical, capture details as they are
often with the use of optical devices that facilitate an accurate rendering of
perspectivecapturing accurate distance than that of the picturesque
Robert Sproule, The Market Place
showing cathedral in Quebec City
used in print form for the politicised rendering by Joseph LegareCaadas
first native born landscape painterscholera plaguehad lacking foreign training and had
been a self-taught painter who had been a varnisher
Legare often appropriated images from British officer class in his work
dependence on British model for him to make politicised statementslayered
and interesting statement of the Quebec urban space
John Gillespie, View of King Street, 1844
king street a decade earlierwealthy merchant class created façade for
marketSt. Lawrence Markethub of urban activity
remade by growing bourgeois class
degree of diversity in regards to populations that are representedtwo
Indigenous people next to the market
taxi operated by freed African-American slave
Caufieldthinks this is a monoculture that is emergingBourgeouis
landscape and upper class we primarily see in this image
topographical painting could be seen as a precursor to photographydid some of the same
thingsrecognisance function for colonialist agentswatching over the occupied territory
first Photograph of Torontophoto taken in order to get back to the Queen herself
European Influence
(went to bathroom)
Industrial landscapecommercial industry
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