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Arts and Entertainment

Joan Miró’s free spirit for the first time in Quebec in 30 years

Canada’s Francophone province of Quebec will have a taste of Spain this summer as nearly 200 works of art by internationally renowned Spanish painter and sculptor Joan Miró (1893-1983) will be on display at the Musée national des beaux-arts du» 

Indigenous

“I’m always looking up at the sky,” says Canadian Inuk artist – Video archive

In the days before mass media reached the remote corners of Canada, before Twitter and Facebook, the art and artists of Canada’s Arctic were the main conduit for northerners to communicate their culture and communities to the rest of the» 

Arts and Entertainment

In studio with Jimmy Kamimmalik – Eye on the Arctic video vault

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North This week, we’re dipping into our video vault for a look at printmaking in the North.  BAKER LAKE, Nunavut – The art and artists from Canada’s Arctic are famous around» 

Edward Burtynsky, Coal Mine #1, North Rhine, Westphalia, Germany (detail), 2015, photo © Edward Burtynsky, courtesy of Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto

Anthropocene- Art exhibit on humanity’s effect on world

A new exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto) and co-presented at the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa) illustrates the effects humans have been having on the Earth. It’s called “Anthropocene” which is the term scientists use to describe» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Internet, Science and Technology

New collectible “coins” from Canada

The Royal Canadian Mint continues to create Canada’s money for general use, but also has become a world leader in new coin technology, and in collectible and investment coinage. After new tech in holographic coins, and coloured coins, their latest» 

Arts and Entertainment

From the Arctic to Atlantic, a photographer documents seal hunting in Canada

A photographer renowned for his images documenting the human face of seal hunting in Quebec and Newfoundland will spend at least another two years chronicling the Inuit seal hunt in Arctic Canada. “I’ve been hunting there and became passionate about» 

Arts and Entertainment

Fairly tale story: dull basement painting worth a fortune

Small sketch sells for many times estimated price. It was a small and dusty old painting that the owner thought wasn’t so great, and certainly not by a now world-renowned deceased artist. Tom Thomson is the iconic Canadian wilderness painter» 

Arts and Entertainment

Art: another Canadian classic for sale: A.Y Jackson

In recent years, Canadian art has begun to get world attention, and very rightly so. Several Canadian works in recent years have reached record prices at auction. Several of these works have been by one of Canada’s most iconic artistic» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Steven Heinemann: Art in 5 dimensions (3D and 2D)

Canadian artist Steven Heinemann knew from a young age he wanted to be an artist. After decades as a successful and renowned creator, the Gardiner Museum will be holding a retrospective in October this year featuring the Ontario artist’s work» 

Shadow and light: the precision art of Jessie Babin

There are always at least two things that happen when people view Jessie Babin’s art. The first is usually along the lines of “very lovely photos”, but when told they are drawn art, the reaction is “Really? Wow, that’s amazing”.»