Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tom Thomson on Twitter?

From contemporary Canadian art news to classic Canadian art news, as discussed in this Globe article, an anonymous tweeter has taken on Tom Thomson as he would have tweeted during the last weeks of his life leading up to his tragic death on July 8th 1917.

The tweets feature photos, artwork and info that is historically accurate and is leading up to supporting a theory of how Tom was killed. What a great way to use twitter to make a historical mystery come alive again. As a huge Tom Thomson dork, I am looking forward to following these updates, and you can to:

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Oh Canada: Contemporary Art from North North America

Here is a great overview article from the Globe  about a massive contemporary Canadian art show opening today and continuing until April 1st 2013 at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.

The show features 62 artists with a total of 120 works, including work by: Michael Snow, Kent Monkman, Shary Boyle, Kelly Mark and Marcel Dzama. The show will also give less well-known Canadian artists the chance to have their work seen and represent our country.  Sounds like a show to see, I wish I could make it down there...

Monday, May 7, 2012

The Power of Colour

The CBC's Under the Influence just aired a fascinating episode on the power of colour. From subliminal communication found in advertising to hand-eye response time at a stop sign, it's amazing to see how colour affects the way we behave.

The show was great to hear, and the CBC posted all the info with images and videos on their site in this article. For more info on this topic see my earlier post on the psychology of colour.