april, 2022

12apr12:15 pm1:00 pmVirtual EventDeep Looking: Tom Thomson? The Art of Authentication

Event Details

Sign up: https://agnes.queensu.ca/participate/talks-tours-events/deep-looking-tom-thomson/

 

Registration is free and required for this online program.

Agnes will email a link to connect via Zoom.

 

Slow down! Deeply observe works of art in Tom Thomson? The Art of Authentication. Guided by a community facilitator, this contemplation practice allows for relaxation and new insights. Part of Agnes’s Wellness Program.

 

The exhibition Tom Thomson? The Art of Authentication explores how artworks are authenticated. During his brief six-year career as a painter, Tom Thomson (1877–1917) produced hundreds of oil sketches and a handful of canvases that responded to the mid-northern Ontario landscape. In the century following his death, he has been the subject of national myth-making and critical myth-dismantling. Perhaps one of the most recognized historical painters in Canada, he is also one of the most copied.

 

Tom Thomson? The Art of Authentication is a kind of laboratory, organized around five themes or areas of investigation: signature, subject matter, style, materials and provenance. Each helps to guide the authentication process, providing clues but not necessarily conclusions. Bringing together forty known Thomson paintings, along with possible panels and known fakes, the exhibition makes public the behind-the-scenes work of authentication.

 

This program is made possible through the generous support of the George H. Stedman Foundation and Iva Speers Fund for Art Education.

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Time

(Tuesday) 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Location

Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Queen’s University, 36 University Avenue, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6

Organizer

Agnes Etherington Art Centre 1441 Audrey St.

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