Monday, December 16, 2019

Rhythm Of The Land

I mentioned in yesterday's post about how the city had a large collection of works by the Group of Seven. Some of that is here at the Ottawa Art Gallery. Others in the collection are in various city offices all over the place. This is a painting by A.J. Casson, a member of the Group. Clearing After The Rain, Late October, Lake Kamaniskeg dates to 1947.

Lawren Harris was another member of the Group. This is Mount Thule, Bylot Island, dating to 1930.

A.Y. Jackson painted Arctic In Summer in 1961.

Stepping out of the Group of Seven, we have this painting by Maurice Cullen, a Canadian Impressionist particularly known for his winter landscapes. Canal In Venice dates to 1896.

And today we finish off with Ljitualik by the Inuit artist Isah Qumalu Sivurapi.


  1. The more I see of the work of the Group of Seven the more I like it.

  2. Oh la! The Group of Seven are amazingly talented, I enjoyed seeing their work here and last posts so much, merci beaucoup William ✨

  3. Very nice. I have joined a group that studies local artists and I have learned so much. Amazing the talent we have and have had around us.

  4. Very nice! I like the Ljitualik!
    … thank you for sharing!

  5. Love the Group of Seven.
    Next time I go to the AGO I will specifically look for paintings by Cullen.

  6. I love the Canal in Venice and Arctic in Summer. The Group of Seven are wonderful painters.

  7. I have a friend who has an original AY Jackson. If ever I were prone to larceny that would be the target!

  8. I like those two paintings very much. And the Intuit art is very interesting.

  9. I like all three of the group of seven paintings.

  10. William - yes, the Group Of Seven photos have a style that is very appealing to me. I don't miss the big city, but it would be nice to have such a terrific art gallery close to hand! Enjoy your week ahead!

  11. The Lawren Harris Mt. Thule, always impresses me.

  12. All so interesting and I could live with any of them (well, I couldn’t because I am neither a zillionaire nor a collector with a place to display art, but you know what I mean.). .... I particularly admire the Inuit carvings.

  13. Powerful art. Thank you for the nice photos

  14. Some day, paintings maybe all that's left of Venice.

  15. @John: I certainly do.

    @Grace: thank you!

    @Iris: you're welcome.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Janey: that's true.

    @Ella: you're welcome.

    @Tom: definitely!

    @Jan: it is, yes.

    @Catarina: I suspect they have a good number.

    @Kathie: they certainly are.

    @David: wow!

    @DJan: I agree.

    @RedPat: a great artist.

    @Sharon: so do I.

    @Angie: thank you.

    @Red: me too.

    @Sallie: I do too.

    @Marie: it's a wonderful painting.

    @Maywyn: you're welcome.

    @Revrunner: unfortunately true.

  16. Powerful - Very Enjoyable - Gr8 Shots


  17. Wow, Ljitualik is quite eye catching!
    Lovely paintings - I like Canal In Venice the best :-)

  18. Beautiful paintings. My favorite is Arctic Summer.

  19. Harris is the one painter whose style I can pick out, and I like it.

  20. I like the paintings. Not so much, the sculpture.

  21. Love these art galleries. I would spend quite a long time in there.

  22. I would never be bored visiting your city with their beautiful art galleries showing a variety of arts.

  23. @Padre: thank you.

    @Tamago: thanks.

    @Bill: it stands out.

    @Anvilcloud: he has such a rich style.

    @Catalyst: I rather like it.

    @Denise: I have enjoyed my visits here.

    @Alexandria: we have more than our share of such places.

  24. This is all about weather, and especially the last.

  25. Not at all familiar with these artists, so thanks for the informative post.

  26. Talented 'Group of Seven' ~ neat photos ^_^

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  27. Thanks to you, I am being more able to recognize the various Group of Seven artists by their style. I love them all.

  28. Nice paintings. Ljitualik looks a lot like a Cyclops.

  29. i wish i could tell u why? but something about that tree ... it is eye appealing. ( ;

  30. Thank you for sharing these William.

    All the best Jan