Who is Emily Carr, the pioneer of modern art in Canada?


Emily Carr, Autumn in France, 1911. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Emily carr Born December 13, 1871 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. His artistic career spans three major periods. The first period began in 1890 when he traveled to San Francisco to study art at the California School of Design. Three years later, economic problems brought her back to Victoria. Six years later, her interest in learning led her to Europe in 1899, this time to the Westminster School of Art in London. There, he enrolled in drawing lessons from nature and perfected his technique.
The traditional and conservative education of the school deceived her He left the company two years later. During this period he mainly painted landscapes in the traditional English style and studied images of the indigenous peoples of the West Coast.

Emily Carr, self-portrait, 1938 39. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Emily Carr returned from France to Canada

Emily Carr’s second artistic career began in 1910, when she went to study in France, the capital of the art world. The He knows post-impressionism and favism. As a result of the French experience, bright colors and powerful brushes appear in his works. In 1911, two of his paintings were exhibited in the works of the best artists of his time at the Salon d’Automne in Paris.
Returning to Canada in 1912, he exhibited works produced in France in his studio in Vancouver. However, his works did not have a good impact on the conservative society of the time. The car then sets out on a six-week trip to northern and eastern British Columbia, destroying totem poles on the west coast. In 1913 he exhibited the design in Vancouver and gave a lecture to explain it to the public, but neither its style nor its subject matter received due attention.

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Emily Carr, Bretton Church, 1906. Vancouver Art Gallery

The success of Emily Carr and the team of seven

After this disappointing period, real recognition came: in 1927 his work caught the attention of Eric Brown, director of the National Gallery of Canada, who, after visiting his studio, selected a few works for a group exhibition. with some of the most important Canadian artists. Time.
It was on this occasion that he met the “Group of Seven”: in those years, Canada became a country independent of a colony, so Canadian artists wanted to Create something different from European art in style and subjects. The “Group of Seven” is the name of a group of seven painters who gathered in Ontario to paint Canadian landscapes in a modern style. Luis Tesoto remarks Emily carr (2008), the works of Lauren Harris impressed the car and Harris claimed that her paintings were captured instead of the car. “The canadian spirit“. He wrote:”I feel like nothing like this has ever been done in Canada… The feeling, the feel, the design of these works, the way they are mastered, something very different and the coast of Colombia- Briton, reveal so much of his soul. More than you think“.

Emily Carr’s Last Years and the Writer’s Eblock

As Lisa Baldichera reminds us Emily Carr: Life and Work (2015), Carr exhibited his work with “The Group of Seven” in 1930 and 1931, and was included in group exhibitions.At the Tate Gallery in London in 1938 and at the New York World’s Fair in 1939”.
In the late 1930s, the artist’s health problems shifted his focus From painting to writing. He died in Victoria in 1945 before earning an honorary doctorate in literature from the University of British Columbia. Seven years after his death, in 1952, he was one of Canada’s delegates to the Venice final.

Emily Carr, Blunton Harbor, 1930. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Emily Carr, Blunton Harbor, 1930. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Emily Carr Cum Icona

According to many researchers, such as DeSoto (2008) and Shadbolt (2013), Emily Carr represents an icon. Not only his success in art, but also his violation of the socio-cultural and artistic rules of his time creates him. In his personal life he preferred art to marriage, and as an artist instead of painting flowers and children (like most painters of his day) he painted landscapes and personal images with rough brushes and bright colors, which was unusual. The bravest artists of his time.
Today Carr’s Victoria home is a museum, and the Vancouver Art Gallery and the British Columbia Archive hold the largest archives of his work.

– Mohsen Weiss


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