Thursday, March 19, 2015

Emily Carr


Just discovered the artist Emily Carr, 1871-1945, and I am in awe of her work. Her paintings are very powerful. Carr was a Canadian artist and author and much of her work was inspired by indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast.

She said of her art, I was not ready for abstraction. I clung to earth and her dear shapes, her density, her herbage, her juice. I wanted her volume and I wanted to hear her throb.

Autumn in France, 1911

Cumshewa, 1912

Painted Totem

She said, "Trees love to toss and sway, they make such happy noises". 

Above a self portrait. All images borrowed from the net. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

10 comments:

  1. When I lived in Santa Fe, I was fortunate to see some of her work in the Museum of Fine Art. I love the quotes you've included. Enjoyed this post.

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    1. Hi Teresa, thanks, oh seeing some of her work in person would be devine; I love that first quote she has put into words how I feel about nature.

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  2. Super to find a new artist that did such lovely work. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Barb, thanks, oh I do love how she has so much movement in her landscapes, the sky the trees and the land.

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  3. Gorgeous paintings. I would love to have one of them in my home.

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    1. Hi Gigi, thanks, I would also, do a google search of her images and look at some of the tree paintings, so much movement and energy, love, love, love them all.

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  4. Thank you for introducing her to me. Off to explore, because I love what you have showed us.

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    1. Hi Sue, thanks, amazing work for sure

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  5. Really interesting work. How did you come across this artists?

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    1. Hi Melissa, thanks, I saw a photo on Beads of Clay site that they used as inspiration and I was hooked from one photo of her work and then did some research.

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