F.S. Coburn's Antimodern-Modern Landscape Paintings of Quebec Loggers in the Eastern Townships

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Author/collaborator
Title
F.S. Coburn's Antimodern-Modern Landscape Paintings of Quebec Loggers in the Eastern Townships
Abstract
Through representations of Eastern Townships artist Frederick Simpson Coburn's paintings of loggers in winter, as well as his illustrations for W.H. Drummond's and Louis Fréchette's publications, and historic photographs, the author examines a modern century (1860–1960) in Quebec history that overlaps with the artist's lifetime (1871–1960). The author explores themes and theories relating to nationhood and identity relative to their influence in shaping the province's complex cultural landscape. The author contends that the role of landscape art in reinforcing the ideals and interests of the elite is pivotal to her study. She argues that the landscape representations of the period can be understood as culturally constructed antimodern spaces that offered escape from modern anxieties stemming from a heightened sense of alienation from the natural environment.
Publication
Journal of Eastern Townships Studies / Revue d'études des Cantons-de-l'Est
Volume
No. 46
Pages
37-57
Date
Spring 2016
Language
en
Citation
Beaudoin, Caroline. “F.S. Coburn’s Antimodern-Modern Landscape Paintings of Quebec Loggers in the Eastern Townships.” Journal of Eastern Townships Studies / Revue d’études des Cantons-de-l’Est No. 46 (Spring 2016): 37–57.
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