Maud Lewis: a world without shadows

Canada, 1976

Film
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Against a backdrop of charming paintings and the Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, landscape they reflect, Maud Lewis: A World Without Shadows celebrates the life and work of one of Canada’s foremost primitive painters. Emerging from her youth crippled with arthritis, Maud Lewis escaped into her painting at the age of thirty. She had never seen a work of art and had never attended an art class but her paintings captured the simple strength, beauty and happiness of the world she saw - a world without shadows.

Credits

producer

Kathleen Shannon

production company

ONF | NFB

Duration

00:10:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1976

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

013857

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Nova Scotia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Canada

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artists

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artists - Biography

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artists - Canada

Crafts & Visual Arts → Landscape painting

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painters

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painters - Canada

Crafts & Visual Arts → Women painters

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

People → Artists - Biography

People → Lewis, Maud

Places → Nova Scotia

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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