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Maurice Cullen and other Canadian artists returning home from Europe were inspired by winter, local landscape and quality of light. Light on snow became one of the defining subjects of Canadian Impressionism.
Although women have been portrayed as chess players in the history of art, the majority of works reflect the modern-day image of a game dominated by men.
Photographer Paul Strand visited Canada at least five times, travelling twice to the Gaspé Peninsula and creating images that record his change of style.
Working in photography, video, sculpture and performance, Walid Raad explores the veracity of documentation and addresses the complexities of the history of Lebanon and the Civil War.
An amateur botanist, accomplished watercolourist and lithographer, Anna Atkins was justly celebrated for her pioneering photographically illustrated books.
Art touches us emotionally and engages us intellectually, creating a reaction and a response. Science shows that art is important for our mental and physical wellbeing.
Albeit a military defeat, the Battle of Dunkirk is considered a beacon of light and hope for the British and Allied Forces in the Second World War.
The National Gallery of Canada remained a peripatetic institution well into the 20th century, not finding a permanent home until the completion of Moshe Safdie's building in the late 1980s.
Saturated with references to photography and art history, Stephen Waddell’s images are documents of fleeting moments in mid-narrative.