Canadian Fine Art
May 29 — June 03, 2021
Auction begins to close at 8:00 pm ET
DAVID LLOYD BLACKWOOD, O.S.A., R.C.A.
Prominent Canadian Corporate Collection
The kite is a recurring motif in Blackwood’s work, allowing the artist to take a “kite’s-eye view” of the landscapes of the Maritimes. It is no stretch to see the kite as both an emblem of childhood pleasures as well as a more adult motif of freedom--to roam, to play, and to slip the surly bonds of earth. Kite making is also a well-loved tradition in Wesleyville, Newfoundland, where Blackwood grew up. Because of the strong winds that rip through the Atlantic town, children quickly learn their kites must be made strong. While typically working in a limited colour palette, Blackwood’s kite series are given a wider chromatic scope. Here, the rainbow of the kite’s bow-tie ribbons is on full display, guiding the eye up and over the sombre shoreline.
The work is in excellent condition. Please note this work has not been examined out of the frame.
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