Flora and Fauna: 400 Years of Artists Inspired by Nature
20 Sep 2014 - 14 Dec 2014
Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, B.C.
Drawn from the NGC collections, this exhibition looks at the ways in which nature has been an enduring subject for artists over the centuries. A source of curiosity, consolation and spiritual regeneration, nature’s complexity, its vulnerability and beauty have all been expressed in forms that are epic, analytical, and intimate. Each one of these approaches is represented in this installation of photographs, prints, drawings, and paintings of gardens, landscape and the small creatures that inhabit these spaces.
Organized by the National Gallery of Canada.
Rosamond W. Purcell
Honeycreepers, 1995, printed 1998
Azo dye print (lifochrome)
40.6 x 50.8 cm; image: 31.8 x 48.2 cm
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Gift of David E. Wright and Mary Beth Sweet, Ottawa, 2002
© Rosamond W. Purcell
Photo © NGC