Friday, 12 August 2016

Enjoying the Picasso Exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery

By Keith and Heather Nicol
The Picasso exhibit runs until Oct. 2
     On Tuesday August 9 we decided to see what was on at the Vancouver Art Gallery and were
pleased to see a major exhibit dealing with Pablo Picasso. In fact is the largest Picasso exhibit ever presented in Western Canada and focuses on the significance of 6 women who influenced his artistic development. There is detailed information about relationship that Picasso had with these women and how they inspired different stages in his career. There was also an interesting film showing Picasso painting on a piece of glass. The camera was placed behind the glass so you could see Picasso’s expression as he painted bold brush strokes. This exhibit will be on until October 2, 2016.
The Picasso exhibit was very popular
   On the second floor we also enjoyed the large scale photographs of Stephen Waddell of different caverns in Canada, the US and Lebanon. Caves have unique geological structures which are nicely captured in these pictures. On the same floor is an exhibit of 140 images by Harry Callahan of street scenes from Chicago, Atlanta, Cairo and many other cities. These exhibits close September 5. On the third floor New Delhi artist Bharti Kher first North American display which includes paintings and photographs but it was her detailed sculptures that impressed us the most. This exhibit runs until October 10. Lastly on the 4th floor were paintings by well known B.C. artist Emily Carr and French artist Wolfgang Paalen.  We always appreciate seeing Emily Carr’s work and this showing runs until November 13. For more information see:
We always appreciate Emily Carr`s paintings of B.C.


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