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Who was Cassandra?


  • In the Iliad, she is described as the loveliest of the daughters of Priam (King of Troy), and gifted with prophecy. The god Apollo loved her, but she spurned him. As a punishment, he decreed that no one would ever believe her. So when she told her fellow Trojans that the Greeks were hiding inside the wooden horse...well, you know what happened.

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February 07, 2012

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Fabulous post! My aunt in Canada had paintings by both & knew them. One of the pleasures of living in her house was seeing the work of E. Carr every day :)

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So wonderful to read about such a familiar artist to me, from her in British Columbia too. You really must come for a visti and see the collections of her work in the Vancouver Art Gallery as well as in Victoria, her home town. Lawren Harris is also a favourite of mine. I'm so glad you are enjoying the books.

The reactions of those viewers of Harris' work in his day are still happening today to a new genre of art work, as I suppose it will keep happening anytime something new and different comes along, sigh, for we tend to have a largely uneducated population regarding visual arts.

oops, sorry, that should read "from here in British Columbia".... and a 'visit'.

Shall we become educated to the point where everyone is enthralled by anything new and different? Or to the point where we are all enthralled by the same things? Would that bring peace? That Harris work reminds me of Rockwell Kent's....some of my favorite stuff.

Vauu, I need more time to read this all, but great site! I put it in my favourites sites!

What a wonderful post ... I love the way she she was reclusive and crusty, but drawn to that which is common to all of us.

So often I feel that real, true connection to people on that level where I know and feel we are all one (I'm an empath and feel this TOO much for my own boundaries' good) and yet face to face reality conversation is so often so much more tedious :) She sounded like a fascinating bird :)

I wasn't familiar with Emily Carr until your friend Greg mentioned her and quoted something from her book in an email. I've since looked her up and I too feel some kinship with her way of expressing her thoughts and her 'loner' outlook. As you know, I don't care too much for the Group of Seven's work (what I've seen of it in reproductions) but she was a one-off and all the better for it.

Carr's "The Mountain" 1933 reminds me of Kent as well. Any one who likes the artwork in this post, and is unfamiliar w/ Rockwell Kent should check him out. The Kent museum at SUNY Plattsburg is a hidden gem.

Oh, yes, I like Emily Carr but don't know enough of her. Lovely post!

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