A Rushing Sea of Undergrowth (1932-35) by Emily Carr

A Rushing Sea of Undergrowth - Emily Carr - 1935

Artwork Information

TitleA Rushing Sea of Undergrowth
ArtistEmily Carr
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions112.8 x 69 cm
Art MovementCubism
Current LocationVancouver Art Gallery
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About A Rushing Sea of Undergrowth

Canadian artist Emily Carr’s 1932-35 oil painting, “A Rushing Sea of Undergrowth,” is a stunning example of cubism and post-impressionism styles. The landscape depicts a dense forest with swirling trees that create space for blue sky above. The grasses in the foreground resemble ocean waves, providing the painting with a sense of movement and depth.

One notable aspect of this artwork is the texture in the trees and undergrowth. Carr’s use of thick brushstrokes adds dimension to the painting, making it appear almost three-dimensional. The piece was photographed with a professional high-definition Leica camera, highlighting its intricate details.

This iconic artwork is available as a museum-quality reproduction on waterproof canvas, allowing enthusiasts to experience it outside gallery walls. It also appears on a special production tea towel sold exclusively through Vancouver Art Gallery store.

Carr has been widely regarded as an icon in Canadian art history due to her deep concern for the impact of industrialization on British Columbia’s landscape and Indigenous people. Her work has influenced countless artists worldwide, and “A Rushing Sea of Undergrowth” remains one of her most beloved creations today.

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