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Arts Everyday Living: Van Gogh & Tom Thomson-Lady of the Lake and the Innkeeper’s Daughter

  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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Arts Everyday Living: Journey to the Canadian Wilderness–Brilliant Colors of the Sky & Water

      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 […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of a Canadian Visionary-The Spiritual Heart of Mountains

  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 […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Through a Canadian Artist’s Eyes—A Memory of Indian Summer

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 […]

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