Emily Carr, Opposite Contraries
This is Emily Carr’s Church in Yuquot Village. Painted in 1929, it is her most reproduced piece. One that continues to be talked about today.
Emily Carr is one of Canada’s most celebrated artists. A devoted creator, drawn to nature, and a great adventurer. She was definitely not your typical Victorian woman.
While her subjects and styles changed throughout her career, the majority of her work focused on west coast Indigenous cultures.
This painting was a turning point in Carr’s artistic career. Much of her previous work was ignored by the art world and she had all but given up. But a meeting with The Group of Seven reignited her creativity.
This is one of the pieces from that time. Like much of her work, it dives into themes of God in nature, colonialism and a deep connection with Indigenous communities.