Emily Carr's "Totem And Forest" Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Emily Carr's "Totem And Forest"
A review of a painting by Emily Carr, "Totem And Forest".
# 141161 | 1,000 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Art (Painting)


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The paper explores a painting by Emily Carr, produced before 1960, that warrants special attention because of the important way in which it encapsulates Emily Carr's reverent regard for native Canadians. As time allows, the paper describes the painting in question - "Totem and Forest" - and situates the artwork historically within the context of the artist's career and the status of Canadian art at the dawn of the 1930s. The paper provides reasons for why this artwork is so important - besides what it says about Carr's warm regard for native Canadians, the painting is an astonishingly thoughtful rendering of native Canadian culture at a time when native Canadian culture (courtesy the ravages of the Indian Act and the policies of Duncan Campbell Scott) was being steadily effaced - and highlights the significance of the artwork to Canadian culture at large. The paper concludes that Carr's 1931 work stands out because it sheds light on a part of Canada - its native population - that most people undoubtedly viewed as anachronistic in the 1930s and even beyond.

From the Paper:

"The following paper will explore a painting by Emily Carr, produced before 1960, that warrants special attention because of the important way in which it encapsulates Emily Carr's reverent regard for native Canadians. As time allows, the next few pages will describe the painting in question - "Totem and Forest" - and will situate the artwork historically within the context of the artist's career and the status of Canadian art at the dawn of the 1930s. The paper will provide reasons for why this artwork is so important - besides what it says about Carr's warm regard for native Canadians, the painting is an astonishingly thoughtful rendering of native..."

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