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bgoddard

Pembroke, Canada

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FEATURED IN THE WORLD AS WE SEE IT – or as we missed it, JULY 3, 2016
FEATURED IN EVERYDAY WOMEN, July 7, 2016
FEATURED IN WOMEN PAINTERS GROUP, July 22, 2016

This is a traditional collage – scissors and glue – on 8.5 X 11” photographic paper. The elements of the theme of creation is a mixture of art, stand glass, early automobile and pen, and architecture.

Starting at the upper left, is an artist’s or architect’s drawing of a proposed development in Toronto, Ontario, Canada not far from Casa Loma (a Gothic Revival castle, completed in 1914 and visible in the background.) This was presented as an advertisement in a magazine in the mid 1980s but I have no knowledge of whether or not it was completed. The beautiful vehicle in the middle left is a 1925 Hispano Suiza and it is shown with a 1927 Parker Duofold pen. I think the car is in the Art Deco style – especially the gorgeous bird. This also was an advertisement…

In the lower left is a painting of a scene in Venice by an extraordinary architect and engineer, as he identified himself, by the name of Ernest Cormier. The watercolour painting of a stained glass window is also his reinterpretation of the proposed gift of a window for his office and it features “Architecture” as its theme. ( I am not certain that the window was ever made.) Ernest Cormier, 1885 to 1980, is best known for his architecture – found mostly in the province of Quebec, but also – notably – the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario and the seven main doors of the United Nations General Assembly building in New York. Trained in Europe and an expert in Art Deco style – he said that “The true architect is of necessity an artist.” Thus I chose to highlight his beautiful paintings. (As an after-thought, Pierre E Trudeau, the father of the current Canadian Prime Minister, bought and preserved Cormier’s self-designed Art Deco home in Montreal.) (REVISED JULY 10, 2016)

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