An “Other” Iceland

Landscape painting is the one constant strain in the art of those two northern countries, Canada and Iceland. Though intermittedly interrupted by the modernist quest for an urban-based aesthetic, it has proven remarkably resilient. In his 1949 study, Kenneth Clark lamented that nature „seemed too large and too small for imagination“ and that we had […]

Essay by the late Gilbert Bouchard

Canada has long seen itself as a land filled with hewers of trees and drawers of water – a strong, self-reliant, resource-oriented nation, sure of itself in the woods, both real and metaphorical. Following logically from this vision is the physical reality of our nation being filled with trees for hewing and water for drawing, […]