The theme of a woman in profile is universal in art. For instance, Canadian artist Tom Thomson (1877-1917) immortalized Laura, sitting against the wilderness landscape of Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park in Central Ontario. While Dutch master Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) has posed his model Adeline Ravoux in a more traditional interior, probably a […]
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Canadian artist Tom Thomson (1877-1917) may have lived a short life, dying prematurely in an accident before he was 40, but he left a legacy of brilliant panels and canvases of the dramatic landscape of central Ontario. His style was distinguished by expressive brushstrokes and penetrating colors, particularly in the two works […]
Reposted blog. The country is glorious but its beauties are unknown, and but waiting for a real live artist to splash them onto canvas.* Night Pine Island is by A. Y. or Alexander Young Jackson, who also belonged to the Group of Seven. During his long life of some 92 years, Jackson dedicated […]
Canadian artist Franklin Carmichael (1890-1945) was a leading member of the Group of Seven, active in the early part of the 20th century. Landscape was integral to Carmichael’s creative and spiritual vision. He was especially stirred by the vast wilderness of his country, from Ontario to Alberta where Bay of Islands from Mt. Burke […]
Canadian artist Tom Thomson (1877-1917) is considered one of the outstanding landscape painters of Canada, creating many of his works of art in Algonquin Park in central Ontario throughout the changing seasons.
Reposting blog on another Canadian artist, Franklin Carmichael. AUTUMN IN WINTER A MEMORY OF INDIAN SUMMER It is only here in large portions of Canada that wondrous second wind, the Indian summer, attains its amplitude and heavenly perfection,—-the temperatures; the sunny haze; the mellow, rich delicate, almost flavored air….. Walt Whitman, Diary in […]
Canadian artist Tom Thomson (1877-1917) is best known for his strong and colorful landscape of the northern wilderness. However, Thomson did also create expressive close-ups of flowers and vegetation as seen in the work of art above.
Emily Carr (1871-1945) is considered one of the leading Canadian artists of the twentieth century, especially known for works expressing her feelings and love for the natural landscape of her native country.