I really need to let go my involvement with Infanta but she keeps calling me. So another post.
I like David Bierk ( 1944-2002) and Rimi Yang both with a Canadian connection. As painters , they have one foot in the present and the other in the past. Bierk was an American-born Canadian painter and Yang spent time at the Pouch Cove Visual Artist Residency, Newfoundland. Bierk looked to the symbolism of dutch masters, Manet and Fantin Latour whereas Yang works are influenced by japanese woodblocks, Ingres and Fantin Latour. The National Art Gallery of Canada in 1983 presented a retrospective of Fantin Latour, my art teacher at the time Leslie Coppold insisted we all go. So glad I listened and went. Yes, he was the one who said” I cannot teach you how to paint only how to see”.
For the kids out there, here is a paint-in: Print it and colour the tracing with crayons or use artrage on iPad. Better still do your own copy from an original found on the internet.
Above watercolour by Chi Mai VO copy of Liotard, see more of her work at cmchin.wordpress.com