Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Seven

Yesterday I featured two paintings by J.E.H. MacDonald of the Group of Seven. They were studies for this. Gleams On The Hills dates to 1921.


Here we have three works by Tom Thomson. Though his death predated the formal organization of the Group, he was friends with them, and they deemed him essential to their movement.


This is Burnt Land, which dates to 1915.



And this is The Pool, from 1915-16.


This is a Thomson masterpiece from 1916-17: The Jack Pine.



Close by is this display case featuring the work of First Nations artisans.


33 comments:

  1. The pool really draws you in, I wanted to brush aside the branches and get closer. Such talented painter to engage a viewer this way.

    The First Nations pieces as very intricate.

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  2. Would love to have a closer look at the Gleams on the Hill.

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  3. I love Thomson's work, his mastery of colour is perfect.

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  4. Nice! Love your tulip header shot!

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  5. I don't think the core Group of Seven was actually together for long. They, and their style, have left an enormous mark on the Canadian psyche.

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  6. What are the items in last pic, hanging seemingly in the air?

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  7. ...I like the colors of autumn.

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  8. Splendid representations of the natural landscape. I like them all.

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  9. Hello,

    Pretty paintings, lovely exhibit. Take care, have a happy day!

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  10. Such beautiful recognized art, I love them all. The First Nations pieces are real treasures too!

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  11. @Gemel: thank you.

    @Nancy: it's a good painting.

    @Italiafinlandia: it stands out.

    @Rosemary: he was an amazing artist.

    @Lady Fi: thank you.

    @David: they worked together for about a dozen years.

    @Iris: one, for example, is a cap, but done in an indigenous way.

    @Tom: as do I.

    @Jan: I agree.

    @John: me too.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Agnieszka: thanks.

    @Laurie: definitely.

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  12. Marvelous paintings yet again!

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  13. Jack Pine is so present in Canadian culture even so many years later.

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  14. I think my favorite is The Pool.

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  15. I spotted the title, thought a second, and hoped it was the Group! Hooray, I've seen these, I think.

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  16. I remember seeing then Jack Pine when I was in elementary school.

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  17. It's a shame Thomson died before the group was officially formed. I can see the influence.

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  18. @Magiceye: thanks!

    @RedPat: quite true.

    @Sharon: it's a fine painting.

    @Jennifer: and more of the Group to come.

    @Red: I imagine many kids have seen it on school trips.

    @Revrunner: as do I.

    @Jeanie: he certainly died young.

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  19. I enjoyed all the artwork but those designs by the First Nations artisans, absolutely beautiful!

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  20. Always enjoy The Seven's artwork ~ great shots ~ XX

    Living moment by moment

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  21. The Jack Pine is my favourite in this group.

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  22. @Denise: thank you.

    @Bill: it's a standout.

    @Maywyn: it is a masterpiece.

    @Carol: they were amazing artists.

    @Marie: mine too.

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  23. All wonderful William but The Pool stands out for me, so peaceful 💛

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  24. It is excellent to keep first nation work intersperced.

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  25. i love the fall views. very cool. i enjoy the texture ... nice! ( ;

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