Art: A Respectable Collection

A Respectable Collection

For the first time, Canadians are taking a good look at what their artists have been up to. From Toronto to Montreal last week went "The Development of Painting in Canada," a 240-picture show which aims at a full, chronological review of the nation's art—from early 17th Century, French-inspired religious canvases down to the most modern (and also French-inspired) abstractions. The show's outstanding point: Canadian artists have passed through about the same esthetic cycles as other colonial countries. They began by holding tight to the mother-country's stylistic (French Louis XIV) apron...

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