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Canadian Artist Created "Drawn Film" During Visit to First Nation Residential School

Canadian Artist Created "Drawn Film" During Visit to First Nation Residential School

    Canadian artist John Howard Gould's (1929-2010) "Drawn Film" was made for the National Film Board (NFB) using his drawings made during visits to the Pikangikum First Nation residential school. His black and white drawings mixed with the narrative show the fear, isolation, inferiority, darkness, sadness, and anger which were the result over the removal and assimilation of Indigenous children into the education system of the dominant culture. CHECK OUT THE FILM HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO3IqVclBH4

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IN HONOUR OF CANADA'S 150TH ANNIVERSARY.......

IN HONOUR OF CANADA'S 150TH ANNIVERSARY.......

  SACRED AND SUPERNATURAL: A COLLECTION OF CANADIAN INDIGENOUS ART "The history of Indigenous (Aboriginal) art in Canada begins sometime during the last Ice Age between 80,000 and 12,000 years ago. To date, however, the oldest surviving artworks (excluding finely crafted, aesthetically significant stone tools) are datable to no earlier than 5,000 years ago." Interesting reads on the History of Canadian Indigenous Art and Contemporary Canadian Indigenous Art: http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/aboriginal-art-in-canada/ http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/contemporary-aboriginal-art-in-canada/   "Indigenous peoples are caretakers of Mother Earth and realize and respect her gifts of water, air and fire. First Nations peoples’ have a special relationship with the earth and all...

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What is a Print?

What is a Print?

"It's a Tom Thomson" said my parents in unison staring proudly at their purchase hanging on the living room wall. "Oh, a real one?" I said, feeling confused. Even though this was many years ago, I knew my parents could not afford to buy an original painting by the iconic Canadian artist. Then, they told me it was a print. It had been numbered and had a shining red seal of authenticity stamped on the bottom left corner. Tom Thomson's signature was even on it. It was framed beautifully and remains on their wall to this day but I'll bet...

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BUYING ART ONLINE DOESN'T HAVE TO BE SCARY

BUYING ART ONLINE DOESN'T HAVE TO BE SCARY

  To find a great work of art online you do not need to be an art expert nor do you have to worry about leaving the comforts of your home. Here are some things to think about while looking for that special piece:  1. What are you looking for to add/start your collection? Colourful abstract for your living room? A statement piece? Something to add to your collection based on theme? Size? Colours? Medium?  2. What is your budget? Remember that art is an investment. That said you don't have to break the bank. Some sites will offer sales, discounts, and...

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HELLO E-COMMERCE COMMUNITY!

HELLO E-COMMERCE COMMUNITY!

    EARLS COURT GALLERY EXPANDS WITH NEW ONLINE STORE | After operating as a successful brick and mortar art gallery for over 40 years, we have decided to expand and join the online gallery community. We are excited to share with you our diverse inventory of contemporary and historical Canadian art, tips for buying and collecting, monthly online curated exhibitions, and more. So here we go!  

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