Magazin'Art


EDMONTON

The Alberta Art Gallery is exhibiting the National Gallery’s travelling show James Wilson Morrice: The AK Prakish Collection in Trust to the Nation from July 21 to October 7, 2018.

Morrice was once described as the best North American painter on the international stage since the death of Whistler. In 1903 Morrice was the first Canadian artist to show at the Venice Biennale. Morrice lived from 1865 to 1924. In 1890 he moved to Paris to establish himself as a painter.

From Paris he would travel through France and eventually go to Morocco and the Caribbean in between returning home to Canada to paint. His work often portrayed the theatricality of modern life and one of his strengths was capturing atmospheric effects.

As a modernist Morrice compressed his subject matter as opposed to elaborating it but rather than adhere to any artistic dogma, he developed his own aesthetic. The exhibition consists of 49 paintings and watercolours. Prakash was a long time contributor to Magazin’art.

 

Summer 2018

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