By W.T. Larmour
Inventive expression in Canada has taken many and sundry types as a result of various parts from which our kingdom has been shaped. The early French settlers, the British who them and the more moderen Canadians who've come from many elements of Europe and the realm have all made their crucial contribution to the cultural lifetime of Canada. Few different types of creative endeavour, notwithstanding, have attracted wider public curiosity and exuberance, either right here and out of the country, than the paintings of our Indian and Eskimo peoples. This ebook bargains completely with the amazing carvings of the Eskimos, a small yet vital workforce within the Canadian inhabitants.
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ESKIMO DRAWING OF DANCE HOUSE Ail I return to Where 7s[ot I my little song patiently I sing When When It forty me thing live to see the And Ail Ail it fishing holes in the ice upstream wind blows cold fishing the I stand shivering giving myself time to wait for home saying was the fish that go failed them —upstream.
Page twentyeight MAN KNEELING (GRANITE) BY TUDUK, CAPE DORSET, BAFFIN ISLAND BOY HOLDING DOG Page thirty (STONE) BY TUNU, KANGEAK, BAFFIN ISLAND Another sees the sullen treachery of the Another tries to capture in stone massive bulk of the walrus. all but the essence of discard They watch an infinity of detail, then, perhaps, a bear. what they see beyond the In quiet moments they remember, and carve the form. for art They carve without pretension and without self consciousness, Arctic night. It belongs to all.
What motivates this man and his art? Perhaps it is the clinging remnant of a forgotten civilization, of the Asiatic continent where he almost certainly originated. Perhaps it is pure love of craftsmanship which he clearly holds in high esteem. The He must severe climate demands that the Eskimo spend much of his life in his home. His industrious habits leave him time to contemplate provide his own -amusement. ^^HE Eskimo and perfect finds beauty in the light sleek his art. And, of course, he has never wasted WEASEL (STEATITE) lines of the weasel.