Sunday, September 13, 2020

Dramatic Vantages

Displayed together are two Tom Thomson paintings. The first is Northern River, done in 1914-15.

This is Burnt Land, a 1915 painting.

Displayed nearby is this men's shirt by a Dene artist of the early 20th century, another example of displaying First Nations work among European-influenced art.

Back to works of The Group Of Seven. This is The Fire Ranger by Franz Johnston, another member of the Group, dating to 1921.

Here we have J.E.H. MacDonald's Autumn In Algoma, a 1922 painting.

And for today I finish off with Snow Clouds, a dramatic painting by Franklin Carmichael.


  1. Painters, artists in that genre intrigue me. Mainly because I would love to draw and all the beautiful images I have in my hear don't come out my fingertips--or pen or ink or charcoal. I am doomed.
    I like the First Nations shirt---buckskin I imagine

  2. Despite I hate winter "Snow Clouds" is my fav.

  3. I have a friend who has an original A. Y. Jackson done before he became part if the Group of Seven and developed that instantly recognizable style.

  4. All fantastic works of art, the cloud formation in the 'Fire Ranger' is stunning 💙

  5. is often about blending cultures!

  6. I don't remember ever seeing snow clouds but the clouds and land combine to make a beautiful landscape.

  7. Great display of paintings ~ am more intrigued with First Nations creations ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. Hello,
    Beautiful paintings. Great exhibit, thanks for sharing.
    Enjoy your day! Wishing you a very happy new week ahead!

  9. Snow Clouds has quite an dramatic impact in paint. Very nice

  10. Those Thomson paintings have a bleak look to them.

  11. Snow Clouds is beautiful, it's painted in a charming way,

  12. Wonderful pieces. I'd seen them, I believe, but my memory isn't what it used to be!

  13. Snow Clouds is my favorite too.

  14. I have been enjoying this art museum visit, William, all from the comfort of my PC. This group made me think of the fall weather that's arrived.

  15. @MB: I'd be hopeless at it.

    @Iris: it is beautiful.

    @Marie: as do I.

    @David: lucky!

    @Grace: it is.

    @Tom: it is.

    @Red: I've seen snow clouds.

    @Carol: thanks!

  16. @Eileen: you're welcome.

    @Maywyn: it does indeed.

    @Sharon: they can, yes.

    @Marleen: I agree.

    @Jennifer: no doubt.

    @Bill: it stands out.

    @RedPat: thanks!

    @Beatrice: thank you.

  17. This would be such a wonderful exhibit to see in person.

  18. Lovely paintings, and the shirt is quite a work of art, really glad you included it.

  19. Interesting that two of them are fire-related. Quite timely. But the last one is my favorite.

  20. Someday, if we ever get through this dampanic, I want to see these works in person.

  21. @Kay: it is.

    @Joanne: I agree.

    @Gemel: thank you.

    @Linda: that's true.

    @Jeanie: it feels like it's been forever.

  22. enjoy all the fall coloring or feels you get from these views. hope you are having a great week. fall temps are hopefully here for now?? guess we will see. i'm enjoying it. ( ;