Magazine article Queen's Quarterly

Artists at Work Picturing Practice in the European Tradition

Magazine article Queen's Quarterly

Artists at Work Picturing Practice in the European Tradition

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AGNES ETHERINGTON ART CENTRE

The artistic process--from initial spark to the triumphant final burst of effort--and the mystique surrounding "the artist" have long captivated viewers, collectors, and scholars. With the elevation of fine art from craft to liberal art in the Renaissance, a desire was fostered for images, including self-portraits and studio views, in which the act of invention is at the fore.

The exhibition Artists at Work: Picturing Practice in the European Tradition has explored the physical and intellectual aspects of the creative process established in Europe in the late Renaissance. Grounded in the Agnes's collection of historical European art and extended by select Canadian historical works, the exhibition highlighted paintings and work on paper from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries that present the act of art-making as challenging, moving, and gloriously enriching. …

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