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The Man Who Was Really a Camera: America’s Great Walker Evans (Part One) by Lorette C. Luzajic “I stare and stare at people, shamelessly,” the great American photographer Walker Evans confessed in his book, Many Are Called. Walker Evans (1937) It wasn’t just people that he scrutinized. He saw everything, where others saw nothing. Teaching [...]

Confessions of an Accidental Photographer by Lorette C. Luzajic My photography is full of mistakes. And I use the most basic, generic of cameras. I don’t know how to use Photoshop. I do use some touchup and cropping tools in iPhoto. I’m not philosophically opposed to alteration or technology as part of art. I’m all [...]

Lewis Blackwell’s Photo Wisdom: Master Photographers on Their Art By Lorette C. Luzajic What strikes me first is the colour, a brilliant turquoise offset by a wide arc of pale and feathery purple and white ripples. It takes a few seconds to make sense of what is happening, of the giant elephant splayed out across [...]

General Idea’s Retrospective at the Art Gallery of Ontario By Lorette C. Luzajic The Art Gallery of Ontario really outdid itself this time, devoting two of its four floors of prime cultural real estate to the “art” of General Idea. It should have been called “No Clue.” Given the breathless gushing about this Canadian train [...]

Love and Rockets: Artist Yaron Bob Turns Bombs into Roses by Lorette C. Luzajic Israeli artist Yaron Bob was looking for “a new symbol of peace, and an answer to death.” Yaron Bob with his sculptures. The computer teacher, blacksmith, and metal sculptor sought a way to symbolize to the world that the people of [...]

Art and the Beauty Myth Myth By Lorette C. Luzajic Without a doubt, there are idiots with a narrow view of what is beautiful, but the vast majority of men I meet see far more nuances than they are given credit for. The so-called pressure “forced” on women by the beauty industry and the fickle [...]

Book Review – Painters Eleven: a Brief Lesson in Canadian Art History by Lorette C. Luzajic There is vivid, exciting art culture in Canada beyond our stunning natural landscape and the Group of Seven, who translated that heritage into a national treasure and revealed it to the world. The Group of Seven has become synonymous [...]


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