Medicine Paint

Medicine Paint

The Art of Dale Auger

Book - 2009
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One of Canada's most evocative modern painters, Cree artist Dale Auger was a gifted interpreter of First Nations culture, using the cross-cultural medium of art to portray scenes from the everyday to the sacred and dissemble stereotypes about Indigenous peoples. Medicine Paint is a collection of Auger's best work, reproduced in glorious full colour and reflecting the evolution of the artist's distinctive style. Including a revealing look back at his life and professional development, the book is a stunning tribute to the master Aboriginal artist.

Auger uses bold, bright colours in his oil paintings to explore the intricate links between spirituality and the natural laws of the land. Birds, beasts and human forms are carried from the dreamworld onto canvas, their spirits channeled through his paintbrush and presented in brilliant yellows, mystic blues, vibrant reds and swirls of black. Infusing his subjects with energy, life and colour, Dale Auger masterfully presents scenes that are powerful, spiritual and inspiring. A bald eagle is majestic in flight against a bright blue sky. An elder makes a solemn offering to the Sky Being. Horses dance playfully in the frame for a sweat lodge. A warrior draws his bow and points it skyward.

"Dale Auger's artwork is stunningly beautiful." —Globe and Mail

"To show expression through your brush that comes directly from the Creator's creative source is powerful. I truly feel blessed." —Dale Auger



Blackwell North Amer
Conceptualized while the artist was still alive, Medicine Paint is a collection of Dale Auger's best work, reproduced in glorious full color, reflecting the evolution of the artist's distinctive style and serving as a stunning tribute to one of North America's master Aboriginal artists.

Publisher: Surrey, B.C. : Heritage House, c2009
ISBN: 9781894974752
Branch Call Number: 759.11 AUG
Characteristics: 175 p. :,col. ill. ;,29 x 30 cm.

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