A close up look at part of an oil painting of a purple flower. Part of a stem and some petals can be seen. The background is in earthy neutral tones. The title and authors' names are at the bottom of the image in white text.

Up Close With a Canvas

“…art has a world of her own where science is not so absolute.” J.E.H. MacDonald (circa 1925), as cited in J.E.H. MacDonald Up Close: The Artist’s Materials and Techniques. Yet science does shine, as Kate Helwig and Alison Douglas escort the reader through the many layers that make up a sampling of J.E.H. MacDonald’s iconic …

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Terra Magna: Labrador by Jean Claude Roy

[dropcap]In [/dropcap]2012, Jean Claude Roy and Breakwater Books of Newfoundland and Labrador published Fluctuat Nec Mergitur, a book that included a painting of every community on the island of Newfoundland, the culmination of an extraordinary forty-five years of painting the island’s landscape. From the beginning of that project, Jean Claude realized that he had neither …

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