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Monday, July 25, 2011

Community Curates Week 4

Welcome to week four of our Community Curates project. Nearing half-way through, we’ve been surprised by some of the results. The majority of selected works have been landscapes. In response to this, we’ve selected two works this week for your consideration that are challenges to the traditional approach to landscape. 

As yet, no abstract works have been selected. We think this is because people are most drawn to what is familiar to them, but it could be any number of factors leading to the popular choices! Out of the six works selected, three have been historical, two are figurative and four are landscapes. It’s interesting to watch the results! 

On to this week’s voting!

Week 4:


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1. Barry Smylie (Canadian, b. 1948)

Corollary  1988

lithograph on paper

Purchase, 1989

 

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2. Linda Ward Selbie (Canadian, b. 1949)

Treacherous Terrain  1991

Konica colour print on paper

Gift of the artist and Andrew Selbie, 1991

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3. F.S. Coburn (Canadian, 1871 – 1960)

The Actress  n.d.

conte and coloured crayon on paper

Donated by the Ontario Heritage Foundation, 1988

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4. Michael A. Sowdon (Canadian, b. 1948)

Untitled No. 1  1974

offset lithograph on paper

Gift of the Ontario Arts Council, 1974

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5. William Ronald (Canadian, 1926 – 1998)

Untitled  1953

ink on paper

Gift of the artist, 1970