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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: J.E.H. MacDonald—Legacy of the Environment and Van Gogh

Reposted blog. ….no Canadian landscape painter possessed a richer command of color and pigment than J.E.H. MacDonald….his brushwork is at once disciplined and vigorous.  His best on-the-spot sketches possess an intensity and freshness of execution not dissimilar to Van Gogh.*    Shortly after World War I, a circle of Canadian artists from the Toronto area […]

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