Maud Lewis: A World Without Shadows

by Shelby Smith

If you have 10 minutes, I highly recommend that you check out this heartwarming short documentary on Maud Lewis for free from the NFB.

“Set against a background of her paintings and the Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, landscapes they depict, this short documentary is a portrait of the life and work of one of Canada’s foremost primitive painters, Maud Lewis. Emerging from her youth crippled with arthritis, Lewis escaped into her painting at the age of 30. She had never seen a work of art and had never attended an art class but her paintings captured the simple strength, beauty and happiness of the world she saw – a world without shadows.”
Maud Lewis is on display at the Douglas Family Art Centre until April 28th.  Plan your visit!
 

Did you know?

The editor of the local newspaper pushed for Kenora to be named “Tresilva” instead.  He thought the word was excellent because it could be written without lifting the pen off the paper. The name Tresilva was tremendously unpopular with the townsfolk and was quickly abandoned.

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