‘Aeroplane’ by Pudlo Pudlat – Inuit Art – Cape Dorset 1976 presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
Condition: Very Good condition – this print was professionally restored to treat the paper for faint discoloration that could be noted along the 4 margins 2” into of the paper from previous framing, as well as for minor handling marks.
Description by Artist: No description by artist found.
Notes from DaVic Gallery:
Pudlo’s art is characterized by a playful sense of humour and a fascination with the trappings of modern life, especially airplanes. His early drawings are simple outlines made with lead pencil. In the mid-1960s, Pudlo began to work with coloured pencils and felt-tipped pens, and his art became more elaborate. In many ways Pudlo’s work symbolizes the paradoxes of the encounter between traditional Inuit culture and modern life.
“Pudlo’s works over the years demonstrate his keen visual sense, his versatility and innovativeness in subject matter and technique — tempered by his sense of humour — his knowledge of traditional life on the land, and his acknowledgement of the changing times…. Pudlo’s thinking/drawing process is a truly creative approach, done both consciously and unconsciously. In the 1978 Cape Dorset print catalogue (page 67) Pudlo talks about his drawing: At times when I draw, I am happy, but sometimes it is very hard. I have been drawing a long time now. I only draw what I think, but sometimes I think the pencil has a brain too.” Jean Blodgett, “Grasp Tight the Old Ways”, 1983.
This image is depicted on a 1978 Canada Post stamp.
‘Aeroplane’ is a fanciful, marvelous combination of Pudlo’s images. A meeting of two different worlds with no overtones of nervousness. The seals proudly bask and the people can in some mysterious way approach the airborne plane. – Cape Dorset 1976 catalog.
The blank sheet of letter-size (8.5” x 11”) paper covering part of the image in the last picture is for size reference.