16 Oct 2012

Antoni Romaszewski - Retrospective Exhibition

Anna Luczak-Romaszewska cordially invite you and any friends that you may care to invite to the retrospective art exhibition "Personal Diary" by Antoni Romaszewski.

Where: Galerie Montcalm, L'Hotel-de-Ville de Gatineau, 25 rue Laurier Street. Free underground parking after 4 p.m. and on weekends - entrance on rue de l'Hotel-de-Ville.
When: from October 18 until November 25, 2012
Vernissage:October 18, 2012 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

A book on art by Antoni Romaszewski entitled "Personal Diary" launched at the vernissage, written and edited by Antoni's long term companion and a collector of his work, Francine Brousseau.
A melancholy re-collection of the artist's thoughts, poems, paintings and photographs. 
Available in English and French editions.

12 Oct 2012

W.E. Logan - portrait

Reproducing portraits of W.E. Logan and those of the GSC Director's.

Sir William Edmond Logan FRSE FRS FGS was a Scottish-Canadian geologist. Logan was born in Montreal, Quebec, and educated at the High School in Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh. Wikipedia
Reproduced by ARTzink Studio
In brief, Logan was considered the father of Canadian geology, his contribution was immense and he was revered.
On the April 14, 1842 - Became the first director of the Geological
Survey of Canada, a predecessor of today's National Resources Canada.
The official portrait, set in the gilded 19th century frame has remained with the Geological Survey for over a century.
Notable Composite of the members of the Geological Society of
Canada by W. Notman indicates that Logan is not longer among the
living members, the likeness of this portrait is shown in the area of
the gouache-painted background of the composite.
I had a pleasure of reproducing this portrait, the original was photographed and reproduced on canvas, stretched and framed in the style of the period framing.
The objective was to create reproduction resembling original as closely as possible, glossy coating was applied afterwards to produce the sheen typical to 19th century varnishing practice.
Later on I have encountered the portrait again at the Canadian Museum of Civilizations. I was involved in producing graphic coverage of the "Old is New Again" exhibition which showcased the CMCC's recent aquisitions of period furniture, artwork and the portrait of Sir E.W. Logan seemed to be one of the most visible posessions.
At the Museum of Civilization

His official portrait soon became an iconic image.


Logan's fierce commitment to the geological exploration of Canada also fostered the growth of several other Canadian institutions. (...)

Sir William has left a legacy that has influenced the expansion of Canada. As The Canadian Statesman noted in 1856: "Our country is rich in every thing [sic] that constitutes geographical greatness, but were we without a Logan our greatness would never have been known to the old world." http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/trailblazers/william-edmond-logan/145

Reproductions of W.E. Logan's successors as
Directors of Geological Survey of Canada

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