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Robert Bourdeau’s Unwitting Ode by Lorette C. Luzajic Station Point by Ann Thomas et al. Magenta Publishing for the Arts Canadians love their landscapes. Canadian photographer Robert Bourdeau earned recognition for his sprawling monochromatic pictures of natural terrain, transporting his audience into forest glens and parched gulleys, into the dazzling fractals of leaves and Ontario [...]

A Great Book About Women Photographers by Lorette C. Luzajic Photography is a way of seeing with a third eye, of looking at that which is not before you. Who has not spent a part of their youth, chopping and gluing with stubby fingers images from National Geographic? Reassembling these strange pictures, we created panoramas [...]

Book Review: Cutting Edges: A Few Reflections on Contemporary Collage By Lorette C. Luzajic (Cutting Edges, Gestalten Books, 2011, ed. by James Gallagher et al.) “Nothing is original,” said Jim Jarmusch, director of Down By Law. He took the words right out of my mouth. “You’ve written about this theme numerous times,” said the friend [...]

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 [...]

Contemporary Art in Eastern Europe – An Important Addition to Every Art and History Library By Lorette C. Luzajic One of the best ways to learn about history, geography and culture is through art. The personal interpretations expressed through art give depth to the politics, traditions, and experiences involved in history and its culmination in [...]

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 [...]

Reading Basquiat by Lorette C. Luzajic Most people either love his work or hate it. Jean-Michel Basquiat’s strange and primitive medleys are either repulsive or compulsively compelling. I think he is a genius, but then, I’ve long held a maudlin fascination with the madness-creativity dichotomy. There are a number of ways I relate to the [...]


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