Sunday, June 20, 2010

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Woodland Spirits: The View From Here

Woodland Spirits highlights the mentoring connections linking three men, Gelineau Fisher, Moses Beaver and Andrew Machendagoos, representing three generations of Woodland artists living in northwestern Ontario. All three have been profoundly affected by the life and work of the late Roy Thomas, a close friend, artistic influence and father figure whose wisdom on the connections between art, people and the natural world is a key presence in the film.

And for our Nighthawk Artists
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Sunday, June 21st.

Rembrandt: The Conspiracy of the Batavians under Claudius Civilus (1666)

Rembrandt van Rijn. By 1660 Rembrandt was a bankrupt widower whose work was out of fashion. Rather than conform to the tastes of the new generation of rich Amsterdamers, his painting went on in his own direction. Given a chance for a come back in the form of a commission for the new Town Hall in 1666, he painted "The Conspiracy of the Batavians Under Claudius Civilus", the "creation myth" of Holland, in a rough, tough way, the antithesis of the 17th C. New Manner. It was rejected and returned to the artist.

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