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    Colour Light and Versatility

    Watercolours - Contemporary Attitudes and Applications for Interior Design

    This talk follows the history and development of watercolour painting from the Renaissance to the First World War with some emphasis on the British school and its influence on Canadian Art. Particular emphasis will be placed on topographical and botanical subjects that continue to be popular with contemporary collectors. The lecture will use a power-point presentation format with the introduction of actual art works.

    Eighteenth and nineteenth century miniatures, early 20th century Canadian masters and some highly innovative contemporary works will be available to provoke discussion. While discussing contemporary attitudes to the medium and the inherent conservation requirements of any work on paper, the participants will be introduced to the correct way to frame and exhibit a watercolour. Hopefully this topic alone could overcome the design community's reluctance to use art work under glass, a common reaction that has been a detriment to an art form that, from the 1930's onwards, has won Canada much acclaim.

    The function of the principle watercolour art societies will be reviewed as they provide one way to ascertain who is who in the Canadian visual arts world and they are often the first exhibition opportunities for emerging artists. This accompanied by some amazingly low prices in their exhibitions offer a great resource for the designer and the client.

    Anthony Batten (OSA, SCA) is an artist and former President of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC). He has been a lecturer with the CBC's Institute of Scenography, with the Canadian School at Cambridge University and a demonstrating artist at The Royal Ontario Museum and in historical techniques at the University of Toronto. His paintings are in collections around the world, including the Royal Collection, Windsor Castle, and the private collection of HRH The Prince of Wales.

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    Location23 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto, ON (Map)
    Date & Time

    July 11, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Cost: IDC/ARIDO Members $20/semiar

    Attendance: The protocol will be relaxed and interactive – questions and discussion welcomed into second hour if desired.

    Refreshments will be served and the lovely deck and gardens of the Women's Art Association invite informal networking.

    Location: The Dignam Gallery, The Women's Art Association of Canada 23 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto, ON M5R 1B2

    Steps from Bedford Exit at St. George's station on Bloor Subway. Free parking for 12 cars on premises. Public parking right behind WAAC at Bedford and Bloor.

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