Recently awarded the prestigious $40,000 British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, Solar Dance provides a fascinating account of how and why Van Gogh turned into an icon during the early 1900s, especially in Weimar Berlin.
Martin Kemp is best known as a Leonardo da Vinci scholar involved
in the sometimes controversial authentication of two Leonardo
“discoveries” in recent years—including the one known as La Bella Principessa. So what is he doing writing about the Coca-Cola bottle?
Filmed over a period of more than two years, Alison Klayman’s documentary gives us a privileged, intimate view into the life of Chinese contemporary artist and political activist Ai Weiwei.
Mystery, haunting images, strong emotions, one Canadian artist’s tribute to another—there’s much of interest in this book. One thing you won’t find, however, is a lot of text. The artist who created the book, George Walker, calls it a “wordless narrative”, and he uses only pictures to tell the story of Tom Thomson’s untimely death in 1917.
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