The dramatic story of Canada’s most famous artist couple
She painted as if whit light itself, radiant colours making
kitchen scenes come alive with sublimated drama. He painted like clockwork,
each stroke precise and measured with exquisite care, leaving no angle
unchecked and no subtlety of tone unattended. Some would say Mary Pratt was
fire and Christopher ice. And yet Newfoundland’s celebrated artists presented
their marriage as a portrait of harmony and balance.
Intimate and unflinching, Art and Rivalry is a story of
traditional values at war with modern ambition, two brilliant lives inseparably
linked even after their marriage ended, and f furious competition of ego, sex
and dominance in Canadian Art.