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John Ruskin (1819-1900)<br /><em>Study of a Velvet Crab</em>  1870 (?)<br />Bodycolour over graphite on blue wove paper; 31.5 × 24.5 cm<br />The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Presented by John Ruskin to the Ruskin Drawing School (University of Oxford), 1875 (WA.RS.ED.199)<br />

John Ruskin: Artist and Observer

John Ruskin: Artist and Observer focuses on the...

Charles Edenshaw<br /><em>Sea Bear Bracelet</em>, late 19th century<br />silver<br />McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Purchase 1974, 1981.108.1<br />Photo: Trevor Mills, Vancouver Art Gallery

Charles Edenshaw

Charles Edenshaw is the first major survey of work by...

Thomas Couture, <em>Supper at the Maison d’Or</em> also known as <em>Each Party has its Ending</em>, 1855, oil on canvas, 180.0 x 228.0 cm, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Presented by Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Rogers, VAG 31.101, Photo: Rachel Topham, Vancouver Art Gallery

Masterpiece in Focus: Thomas Couture in the Studio

Thomas Couture (1815–1879) was one of the most...

Janet Cardiff, <em>Forty-Part Motet</em> (detail) 2001, 40-track audio installation. Installation dimensions variable. Purchased 2001. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa<br />
Photo © NGC

Janet Cardiff: Forty-Part Motet

The publicly and critically acclaimed Forty-Part...

Fritz Brandtner, jacket for <em>Figures in wood of West Africa</em>, by Leon Underwood (1947)

The Library of Fritz Brandtner

When Fritz Brandtner (1896-1969) immigrated to Canada...

Candice Breitz<br />
<em>Him + Her</em>(detail), 2008<br />
14 channel digital video installation (ed. 1/6), Him: 28:50 minutes, Her: 23:56 minutes <br />
Installation view: Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin<br />
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa<br />
Photo: Jens Ziehe

Candice Breitz: Him + Her

“Within any consciousness there is a Greek...

Peter; Weiss Fischli<br />
<em>The Way Things Go</em>, 1987<br />
16 mm film transferred to digital video disk (DVD), 29:57 minutes, <br />
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa<br />
© Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery

Fischli & Weiss: The Way Things Go

The NGC presents The Way Things Go (1987)....

Albert Alexander Chesterfield<br>
<em>Darby and Jouni</em>  c. 1901–04<br>
silver gelatin print<br>
Library and Archives Canada, e008299869

Arctic Images from the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Library and Archives Canada In partnership with the...

The Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts 2014

The Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts 2014

Since 2000, the Governor General’s Awards in...

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Geraldine Moodie, Inuit Widow and Children (detail), 1904–05, silver gelatin print. Library and Archives Canada, e006581106. Full article »

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Rosamond W. Purcell, Honeycreepers (detail), 1995, printed 1998, azo dye print (lifochrome), 40.6 x 50.8 cm; image: 31.8 x 48.2 cm. NGC. Gift of David E. Wright and Mary Beth Sweet, Ottawa, 2002. © Rosamond W. Purcell. Read now »

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