The 1975 exhibition: Media Index
Smile Brings Relief to '30s Art Show
06 Dec 1975
A review of Canadian Painting in the Thirties at the Musée d?art contemporain in Montreal. A reduced version of the original organized by the National Gallery of Canada, consists of 55 out of 108 paintings. A.Y. Jackson, Lismer and Lawren Harris?s landscapes are in the show. While Lismer gave up art for teaching, Harris became more abstract as exemplified by White Triangle (1939). Three each of Emily Carr, LeMoine FitzGerald and David Milne?s paintings are included in the show. Only Edwin Holgate?s Interior (1933) is shown, as there is to be a one-man show of his paintings next month. Paraskeva Clark?s happy Self-portrait (1933) is contrasted with Jack Humphrey?s humorless Charlotte (1939) and Edith White (1939). Paraskeva Clark?s Petroushka (1937) represents the social and political issues of the day. Robert Coover?s novel and Jacques de Tonnancour?s writing touch on the same issues that affected Canadian artists in the 1930s. Charles C. Hill, Assistant Curator of Post-Confederation Art has written a catalogue for the show. Illustrated with a black and white reproduction of Paraskeva Clark?s Self-portrait (1933).