Canadian Painting

film 5 of 5


Film Review by Dean Duncan Mar 2, 2015

Major painter! The big survey textbooks emphasize their various figures and movements, and they apparently miss a thing or two. Regions, and ethnicities, and representational paintings (with a touch of very sophisticated naiveté) telling the simple, nuanced, archetypal tales of the people who make the world go round. The animation camera absolutely vivifies these already dynamic images, as in NFB’s much more celebrated City of Gold (1957). It all leaves you wondering why they don’t make more movies like this. More to the point, why don’t we?

A dedicated artist site:

Two tremendous children’s books, from the publisher:

The film in question: