EMILY CARR’S ‘CANAL IN BRITANNY’: Rare 1911 Post-Impressionist painting by Victoria’s most beloved artist for sale at Avenue Gallery, Oak Bay

Published January 13, 2011 by goyodelarosa

EMILY CARR: CANAL IN BRITANNY, 1911

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2 comments on “EMILY CARR’S ‘CANAL IN BRITANNY’: Rare 1911 Post-Impressionist painting by Victoria’s most beloved artist for sale at Avenue Gallery, Oak Bay

  • This painting is not very big, but comes with a big asking price of $160,000 Can., which I think must be some sort of record for a small Carr from her French period.

    Like Emily, I also studied art in San Francisco, and also lived for a while on McAllister Street, so there is a Bay Area connection to note. San Francisco was the closest place for her to get good academic training in drawing from the nude, which she and I both did there.

    But Emily Carr’s style really changed after she went to Britanny, so this type of painting shows that crucial leap from the conventional academic training that she got in S. F., and the looser brush strokes and prosaic subject matter of the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists.

    She is probably now recognized as the most famous female Canadian painter ever.

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