Monday, April 19, 2021

Contrasts

 Emerging into the next gallery space gives us this large area with a collection of various paintings on one wall, works of the Group of Seven facing on the opposite wall, and an Algonquin canoe taking pride of place in the centre of the room. 


Here we have March Storm, Georgian Bay, by A.Y. Jackson of the Group, circa 1920.


Another view of the canoe and the paintings. We'll have a closer look at three of those tomorrow.


Franz Johnston, another member of the Group, painted Fire-Swept Algoma around 1920.


A September Gale, Georgian Bay is a 1921 painting by Arthur Lismer, another member of the Group of Seven.


To close out the day, another Jackson painting. Here we have The Red Maple, a 1914 oil painting. I'm quite familiar with the river this painting depicts.

28 comments:

  1. I like the last painting, it’s very expressive.

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  2. Love the one with the boat in front, two types of art.

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  3. Nice exhibit The Red Maple is a favorite painting.

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  4. Hello,

    Lovely painting, the last two are my favorites. Take care, have a happy day!

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  5. @Marleen: that is one of my favourites of the Group of Seven.

    @Iris: that's the idea.

    @Nancy: they were.

    @Maywyn: indeed.

    @fun60: thanks!

    @Italiafinlandia: I love it.

    @Eileen: thank you.

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  6. I love the Red Maple. Stunning!

    But also the colour the wall is painted is perfect it makes all of the paintings really stand out. What a magnificent collection.

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  7. Breakfast with the Group of Seven is not a bad way to start the day.

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  8. ...the canoe is a work of art.

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  9. I was struck by the first photo how much care was put into the arranging of the paintings.

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  10. The last 3 paintings are beautiful!

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  11. what an interesting juxtaposition of art and a canoe!

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  12. The last one is my favourite! I like the shot looking over the canoe at the paintings.

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  13. I think 'The maple' is beautiful, the color of the leaf resembles that of a tree in our garden.

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  14. The red maple is one of my favourites but I love that Lismer too.

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  15. I once saw an interview with A.Y. Jackson. As you know , I'm a great fan of the group of seven.

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  16. The Red Maple is a favourite of mine as well.

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  17. I love looking across that canoe at the paintings on the wall.

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  18. I like the canoe, it's beautiful.

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  19. The canoe itself is an amazing piece of art.

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  20. I love seeing all the tulips in your header photo! What a beautiful sight!
    The canoe is a wonderful work of craftsmanship as well as the beautiful paintings.

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  21. Looking at paintings and different artists work is like a journey around the world through their eyes.

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  22. don't u ever wonder how folks decide what is true art? i recall when i was in high school ... my teacher .. would say this or that ...but i find that art ... is truly a personal opinion like so many other things in life. ( ;

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  23. Creative wall collage of the paintings ~ XX

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  24. That Red Maple really calls to me.

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