Cynicism in the Art Gallery

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We get all up in the art on this episode. Matt visited the National Art Gallery in beautiful Ottawa, ON. We get a walkthrough, you get one of our most cynical takes yet. From First Nations, Métis & Cree artwork, to the paintings of the iconic group of seven, we just can’t wrap our heads around the colonial couplings found in the gallery. Luckily, Emily Carr saved us from total despair. That is, until we try to make sense of postmodern art. It’s like finding lost money in your jacket pocket: confusing. Really confusing.
 
To follow along as we dissect some art, check-out the pics Matt took while on his tour: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1j_AY8KzuF8S5u1rruQovVQsuA-Gl1s2T?usp=sharing
 
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Concluding thought:  Post-modernism is modernism with the optimism taken out.
- Robert Hewison

 

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