Thursday, May 31, 2018
Emily Carr and the mark
I'm still confronting my dislike for Emily Carr's paintings. I keep reevaluating my opinion of her work whenever I see it. I think that her less stylized works have a stronger presence than the stuff she's more famous for. What I do enjoy is her exploration of marks, not as accents or showing the spirit of the forest or whatever she was doing. But when the mark serves as a constructive element and as a gesture then I think her painting is quite strong.
I may do a future post where I site my favourite marks in art history. :)