The prolific and influential 19th-century artist Antoine Plamondon drew inspiration from a topical theme to create a deeply symbolic painting that, 180 years later, still fascinates.
This year's selection of five finalists of the Sobey Art Award reflects the dynamic landscape of contemporary art in Canada, encompassing work that addresses political, social and environmental concerns.
A consummate drawer, Zachari Logan creates dark, mysterious gardens full of meticulously rendered flora and fauna, captured and built up in dense layers of pastel.
Two works by Caroline Monnet poetically address matters of the global, international and transnational from an Indigenous framework.
Clutching a blanket around her frame, Cornelius Krieghoff’s Moccasin Seller of c.1853–63 treks through a frozen landscape to sell her moccasins to the tourists and inhabitants of Quebec’s burgeoning cities.
In her work, Elizabeth McIntosh likes to mix planning and improvisation to create paintings that, for her, are personal journeys of discovery.
There is a particular animal that runs through the National Gallery of Canada, with all the spirit and vigour that one would expect.
Sophie Ristelhueber is known for her depiction of landscape in the aftermath of conflict. Her work "WB" speaks effectively to the role of art in contemporary geopolitics.
Thierry Delva's stone duplicates of ordinary things focus on external presence and challenge the viewer's trust. In his recent work, he turns his gaze inward, using his body and medical imaging techniques.