Saturday, November 22, 2014

emily carr skies

 I couldn't tell which stars were which or how far away any one of them was,
 or which were still burning or not - their light moving through space like a long
 late train - and I've lived on this earth so long -
 and all this time stars in the sky - in the daylight
 when I couldn't see them,
 and at night when, most nights, I didn't look.

All text in this post is by Marie Howe
The images are by Emily Carr, found in Doris Shadbolt's book about the artist.

9 comments:

  1. Two of my favourites, posted by a third. :-)

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  2. such a beautiful painter

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  3. I look at these skies and am so calmed and energized.
    I look at these skies and think about stitching in these kinds of patterns over big areas.

    And

    She painted these when she was in her 60's.
    x

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  4. Beautiful beautiful...she paints the alive of it with such freedom. Love this post Judy.

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  5. Here is a link to an article in the New York Times magazine with portraits of older artists ...photographs by Erik Madigan Heck and essay by Lewis H Lapham, interviews and portraits of many we all admire. I found it on India Flint's blog, thanks India.

    so well done
    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/10/23/magazine/old-masters-at-top-of-their-game.html?smid=fb-share&_r=1

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  6. you had me at the title... and when I clicked on the side bar, I just fell in... wow

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  7. Carr's skies remind me of Van Gogh.

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  8. i remembering "discovering" her and the group of seven at the national gallery in ottawa over 30 years ago...it was hard to find out much about ms. carr.

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  9. The words, the photos - once again you bring them together as though they were created purposefully side-by-side.

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Thank you for taking the time to connect. Much appreciated.xx