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. :)

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