THE OTHER Aesthetic

Article by James Chambers

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S A PHOTOGRAPHER, and teacher of art and design, I commonly use the following words to clarify for my students, according to accepted standards, what the art world considers “good” or “bad.”

These definitions are from the Random House Dictionary: AESTHETIC: pertaining to a sense of the beautiful; having a sense of the beautiful characterized

THE “NEW LOOK” at 70

Article by Frann Harris
FOR CENTURIES THE “CITY OF LIGHT” HAS INSPIRED THINKERS, LEADERS, AND ARTISTS. PARIS—THE ARBITER ELEGANTIARUM, OR AUTHORITY ON SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR AND TASTE— WAS WHERE THE WORLD’S DIPLOMATS AND ENVOYS CONVENED ON FEBRUARY 10,1947, TO SIGN THE DOCUMENTS OFFICIALLY ENDING WWII.

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wo days later, Christian Dior presented his first collection. Dior had fought in the war

New BEGINNINGS

Article by Tanya Bouchard
THE CANADIAN MUSEUM OF IMMIGRATION AT PIER 2I IN HALIFAX IS CANADA’S NEWEST AND SIXTH NATIONAL MUSEUM. THE NEW CROWN CORPORATION WAS ESTABLISHED IN FEBRUARY OF 20II, AND TOOK OVER THE OPERATIONS OF ITS PREDECESSOR, THE PIER 2I SOCIETY. WITH THE NEW INSTITUTION CAME THE NATIONAL MANDATE TO EXPLORE IMMIGRATION TO CANADA FROM ALL POINTS OF

La Terrine du SEIGNEUR DE ROUVILLE

Article by René Villeneuve

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Le 7 décembre 2015, la communauté des arts décoratifs canadiens était fébrile car ce soir-là, une pièce capitale était offerte aux enchères chez Waddington’s, à Toronto. Le lot 248 décrivait A Canadian Treasure : Laurent Amiot’s Soup Tureen with the Arms of the Hertel de Rouville Family (Fig. 1), illustré en couverture du catalogue de

The Clarion Call of the CALLIOPE

Article by Noelle Grosse and Ruth Bitner

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HERE’S NOTHING LIKE THE SOUND of a calliope to lend a festive air to a parade. For the parade-goers of Saskatchewan, the whistles of the calliope owned by the Western Development Museum have been a familiar sound for decades. Indeed, Calliope in Greek mythology was the Muse of epic poetry and literally

The Red Clay of PEI and the Career of MARY ALLISON DOULL

Article by Leanne Gaudet

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CURIOUS TURQUOISE, white, and navy coloured earthenware vase currently resides in the collection of the Eptek Art and Culture Centre in Summerside, Prince Edward Island (PEI). Upon first inspection, the vase might leave viewers feeling unimpressed: the navy glaze is smudged, causing the design to appear blurry and unrefined, while the underlying turquoise glaze drips