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Art à la Mode

Elizabeth I, c. 1576-78

[Editor’s note: Every year Betty Ann Jordan brings colour and style to Toronto Pursuits, and 2019 will be no exception. Join her for Seeing Through Clothes, a seminar that weaves art and history into a larger exploration of what clothes say about us.] Lingering in front of a historical portrait, […]

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GUEST BLOG—Beauty’s Vivifying Force by Betty Ann Jordan

GUEST BLOG—Beauty’s Vivifying Force by Betty Ann Jordan

“Beauty comes to us, with no work of our own; then leaves us prepared to undergo a giant labour.” — Elaine Scarry As a young art student in the early 1970s, I acquired as my first reproduction to adorn the wall of my apartment White Plumes by Henri Matisse. A […]

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GUEST BLOG—Better Living Through Art

GUEST BLOG—Better Living Through Art

By Betty Ann Jordan The text I’ve chosen for the 2015 Classical Pursuits art session is by Peter Schjeldahl, a poet turned art reviewer, initially for the Village Voice, and then for the New Yorker. In the mid-’90s, while I was an editor at Canadian Art magazine, we published a […]

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GUEST BLOG — Bridging the Gap Between Eastern and Western Perspectives on Art with Betty Ann Jordan

GUEST BLOG — Bridging the Gap Between Eastern and Western Perspectives on Art with Betty Ann Jordan

Dear friends, Each summer for ten years I’ve led a Classical Pursuits art appreciation seminar, but never have I been more excited than I am about this coming July. To promote cross-cultural dialogue, CP founder Ann Kirkland invited a number of us course leaders to address non-Western texts. I was […]

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GUEST BLOG – Betty Ann Jordan on Looking at Photographs with Susan Sontag

GUEST BLOG – Betty Ann Jordan on Looking at Photographs with Susan Sontag

“Like a pair of binoculars with no right or wrong end, the camera makes exotic things near, intimate, and familiar things small, abstract, strange, much farther away.” –Susan Sontag In Susan Sontag’s essay collection On Photography, every sentence is a zinger, and almost every idea a game-changer. Written in a […]

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