This week, we went to the Vancouver Art Gallery to see an exhibit called "Wallpapers: A Dialogue with Emily Carr." Most of us had never been to the gallery before, so it was cool to take the Skytrain into Vancouver to visit.
Prior to attending, we learned a bit about Emily Carr and her paintings. For example, we noticed that she often painted nature or Aboriginal totem poles and that she used natural colours and curved lines to create her landscapes. We tried creating some of our own versions of her painting style with oil pastels.
The exhibit was made up of 2 parts: one of Emily Carr's paintings and one of the group Wallpaper's digital installation art. We were asked to explore both the characteristics of Carr's work and how the digital art represented the same concepts of nature and landscape. We also learned that installation art is designed so we can interact with it, which was a lot of fun. It was a great opportunity to see both traditional and modern media in a gallery setting!
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