Sunday, December 15, 2019

Stories Of Landscape

Continuing on where I left off, here's some of the Ottawa Art Gallery's permanent collection. Much of it comes from the Firestone family collection, acquired by the city. Landscape (Wheatfields) is a 1955 painting by Art McKay.

Automne (Fall) is the title of this 1959 abstract work by Alfred Pellan.

Joyce Frances Devlin painted Strathmere, Windy Day in 1975.

This 1978 painting by Philip Surrey is titled The Crossing.

The city of Ottawa has a large collection of the Group of Seven, courtesy of the Firestone collection. One of the later members of the Group was Edwin Holgate. This is Laurentians, dating to 1949.

For today I finish off with this. Ghitta Caiserman painted Self Portrait With Rose Bush in 1960.


  1. They are bold, stylized, but simple. I like them.

  2. These are lovely painting exhibits.

  3. Good photo selection. All paintings are nice, but Surrey's, The Crossing, is a favorite. I think there has been more strong wind storms this season than usual.

  4. Hi William, thanks for showing these beautiful paintings. I trust you're keeping well. Jo

  5. Some of these paintings are really wonderful.

  6. Art, in all its forms, is so critical to human satisfaction and the development of a civilized society. We may not agree with it always, nor understand it all, but we should rejoice in the fact that artists are free to follow their own creative impulses and not be directed by the dictates of the state.

  7. @Linda: me too.

    @Lady Fi: indeed.

    @Nancy: very much so.

    @Maywyn: it's windy here this morning.

    @Ella: thank you.

    @Jo: you're welcome.

    @Jan: they are.

  8. Hello, lovely paintings and exhibit. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week ahead.

  9. ...I'm not sure what "Automne" by Alfred Pellan is all about other than it is colorful.

  10. Love these works. The Crossing is a great rendering of the winds across the country.!

  11. But I am less impressed by this assortment.I guess I'm an old fashioned sort of guy.

  12. Wonderful photos.

    The one at the end by Ghitta Caiserman is mesmerizing!

  13. My favorite one is the one by Alfred Pellan but I also like The Crossing. Beautiful works of art.

  14. Beautiful paintings. My favorite is "the Crossing" by Philip Surrey
    Have a nice Sunday

  15. I certainly took a good second look at all of these paintings.

  16. I like the efforts of wind and people in The Crossing...which seems much more windy that the one titled Windy Day!

  17. I feel embarrassed that I haven't heard of any of these artists! Thanks for the intro, William.

  18. Very different in style to yesterday, but lovely. I don't know the artists, either!

  19. Favorite is the windy landscape painting ~ lovely photos of artwork ^_^

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

  20. Very interesting paintings. I like them all, some more than others, but still every one is delightful. :-)

  21. Interesting, but the paintings are not so my style. Fortunately everybody has another taste !!

  22. I like the paintings. Crossing is my favorite.

  23. @David: I agree.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Tom: that it is.

    @Marie: quite so.

    @Italiafinlandia: they are.

    @Anvilcloud: so it seems.

    @Sandi: it is.

    @Sharon: I agree.

    @Maria: it seems well liked.

    @Red: as did I.

    @Barbara: it does.

    @RedPat: you're welcome.

    @Jeanie: thank you.

    @Carol: thanks.

    @DJan: definitely.

    @Gattina: true.

    @Happyone: thanks.

  24. The paintings are very nice. I like The Crossing.

  25. Interesting pieces. Some I like---some not so much. Variety is the spice of life

  26. Crossing is so interesting. Such a windy day.

  27. I'm fascinated by people who can do self portraits!

  28. at first i was thinking rain ...but the more i did look at the art ... i guess that is wind. neat-O! ( ;

  29. The joy of art is that it can be so different and we all prefer different styles …
    I thought these were interesting to see, I liked 'The Crossing'

    All the best Jan