Friday, April 23, 2021

Canadian

 A reminder to members of City Daily Photo: the theme for the 1st of May is Earth.

I left off yesterday with a work by Edwin Holgate of the Group of Seven. This is another, dating to 1930, titled Nude In A Landscape.


Here we have a portrait by Prudence Heward. Rollande dates to 1929.


Coming back into the main gallery space here gives a view of a display case with First Nations work. Most of the art seen here is by Emily Carr, who met the Group in the 1920s and is associated with them. She was well known for her paintings of the landscapes of British Columbia and of the lives of the coastal First Nations.


This is British Columbia Landscape by Carr, from 1934. 

Two portraits, side by side from 1929 and 1930, are of the same woman. Vera is the  title for both paintings by F.H. Varley of the Group.


31 comments:

  1. That portrait is intense. Fabulous painting.

    I would love a pair of those boots in the middle of the display, they look very snug for a cold winter's day.

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  2. Based on your first picture above I have to keep my eyes a lot more wide open next time I visit Group of Deven country!

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  3. I like the portrait. A wonderful painting.

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  4. The first one sure looks happier than the second! Throw off the clothes ;-)

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  5. @Gemel: a very intense portrait.

    @David: quite different from what you'd expect.

    @Marleen: that it is.

    @Iris: quite true.

    @Laurie: thank you.

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  6. I like Emily Carr's work as well,

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  7. ...I like Prudence Heward's Rollande.

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  8. Nude in the Landscape does not seem like usual G7 fare. :)

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  9. I really like that Emily Carr landscape.

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  10. I like "Vera." It's interesting to see multiple portraits of the same subject.

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  11. William - the portrait by Prudence Heward reminds me of "American Gothic". Enjoy your weekend!

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  12. I like the landscapes of the group of seven best of all.

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  13. The lady in the second painting looks like she doesn't approve of the lady in the first photo.

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  14. @Catarina: she was an extraordinary artist.

    @Tom: that one does stand out.

    @Anvilcloud: it's different!

    @RedPat: so do I.

    @Jeanie: I agree.

    @Angie: I can see that.

    @Red: thank you.

    @Sharon: indeed.

    @Marie: me too.

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  15. Think of all the insects that would like to dive into all that pink flesh. :-)

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  16. I like the woman with pink dress .

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  17. Landscape fan here. Nudes are meh. I have drawings from live model classes. I save them for the anatomy sutdy. And, I expect the love ones will be surprised when they go through my artwork after I'm gone.

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  18. the group of Seven's style of painting is awesome ~ Also ~ Emily Carr I like her art style ~ XX

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  19. That nude ia a landscape is really beautiful.

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  20. @Revrunner: lots of mosquitoes and blackflies.

    @Orvokki: it is quite a painting.

    @Maywyn: I would be out of my depth trying that.

    @Carol: thank you!

    @Jan: I agree.

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  21. Landscape by Carr is my favorite, it's a beauty.

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  22. I love the British Columbia Landscape, by Carr. You know: I love trees.

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  23. I have never liked Emily Carr paintings, no idea why.

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  24. Interesting paintings. I hope you don't get in trouble with FB for that one.

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  25. I'm not sure I like the nude. I love landscapes best!

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  26. Yes, the painting Vera so perfect for representing Earth, and some of the trees actually offer the feeling of being a leaf tome. Fabulous piece.

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  27. always fun to see new art to me ... always a fan of tree views. very cool. ( ;

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  28. Would you say most of this falls into the Impressionistic style?

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