Enduring Classical art espouses profound sincerity, nobility of intent, and an unrelenting search for the dignified and the beautiful.
Praxis is that quest, a realistic pursuit of the essential truths in life, reflecting on the means and the end of action, and the validity of both.
It is the tension present when conceptual idealism meets the truth of observed naturalism.
The Classical Realist artist must look carefully and deeply to discover the vital spirit, the force of life.
Praxis is discovery, in love with life, desiring nothing more than to enhance the vital spirit, and “turn the brightness outward”.
Gary L. Roy ISA
Classical Realism Canada – Who we are
Classical Realism Canada is a society of professional artists dedicated to the rendering of beauty and truth in painting. Embracing the Academic tradition in Western art, the society is committed to producing meaningful contemporary images through control and reason.
The aims and purposes are as follows:
- To promote awareness of contemporary Canadian artists working as Classical Realists
- To foster an understanding of the Academic, Humanist and Naturalist traditions as they exist in Canadian painting, and to continue to add to their achievements
- To provide exhibition opportunities for all members
Still Life, Landscape, Portrait, Genre, and Imaginative
- To provide educational and mentoring opportunities to other artists, novice or professional, in the technical aspects of Classical Realist painting
DE LA CRUZ, Mina
HARDING, Jean Miller