Sunday, April 18, 2021

Viewpoint

Starting off today and continuing with the theme of Canadian artists abroad, here we have Port-Blanc In Brittany, a 1906 painting by Marc-Aurele de Foy Suzor-Cote. 


It is paired with this bust, Head Of A Woman, by Alfred Laliberte.


Here we see another painting by Suzor-Cote. Winter Landscape dates to 1909.


In The Laurentians, Winter is a 1910 painting by Clarence Gagnon.


Here we have Winter Evening, Quebec, a 1905 painting by Maurice Cullen.


Now we start seeing some of the artists we'll be focusing on in coming posts with these three paintings. The Group of Seven was a group of Canadian artists who exhibited formally together for several years starting in 1920, drawing from the landscape of the country as their subject. The membership changed here and there over the years. Tom Thomson, who was friends with the founders and would have been a member himself had it not been for his untimely drowning in 1917, shares their style and is generally grouped together with the rest of the group in galleries. Two paintings here: Thomson painted In The Woods, an undated painting. Below it is Study For 'Sumacs', a 1915 painting by Franklin Carmichael. 


Alongside these two is this one, by another member of the Group. A.Y. Jackson painted Frozen Lake, Early Spring, Algonquin Park, in 1914.


This is Breton Girl, by James Wilson Morrice, dating to 1896.


I'll leave off for today with this panel.

26 comments:

  1. I am drawn to "In The Laurentians, Winter." Very appealing.

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  2. These are impressive.

    I will see if I can find that film too. Thanks for that bit of information.

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  3. Hello,

    I like the landscapes, In the Woods and the Frozen lake are a few favorites. Take care, have a happy day and a great new week!

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  4. In the style of the times, so of those frames are very 'heavy' if you know what I mean.

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  5. Thank you for the visit. Our museums are still closed.

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  6. ...winter seems to be a central theme.

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  7. I've never really lived in a place with lots of snow, except than when I was too young to remember. These paintings make me want to put on a coat! Have a great week, William.

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  8. @Linda: it's a beautiful painting

    @John: more to come.

    @Gemel: I found it on YouTube by checking Heritage Minutes and teacher.

    @Eileen: they are beautifully done.

    @Anvilcloud: some frames can be ornate.

    @Iris: you're welcome. This one is closed again during our new lockdown.

    @Tom: it does.

    @Susie: thanks!

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  9. Such a pleasure seeing this wonderful art!

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  10. You seem to have a snow theme going in this post. Your beloved winter season!

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  11. Nothing beats the group of seven for their Canadian landscapes.

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  12. Snow and an early spring are not two thoughts I naturally think of together. Only if I lived up north. :-)

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  13. Lot's of snowy paintings in this group.

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  14. I sure like the portraits and landscapes.

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  15. I like the sculptures head ! It has quite some expression !

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  16. Beautiful paintings and landscapes.

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  17. @Magiceye: a pleasure to show it.

    @RedPat: the best season.

    @Red: they were great artists.

    @Revrunner: it's expected here.

    @Sharon: a whole lot.

    @DJan: as do I.

    @Gattina: indeed.

    @Bill: thank you.

    @Jan: thanks!

    @Marie: it is.

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  18. Wonderful post and photos ~ Xo

    Did not feel well most of the weekend ~ so no posts or comments ~ slowly on the mend.


    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  19. I've always liked snowy paintings.

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  20. The snowy scenes in the paintings look very much like what I am seeing here, lately. We had a big snowfall last week and more is supposed to come today.

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  21. A neve delicia a nossa visão!
    Um beijinho!
    Megy Maia❤👄❤

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  22. Lovely, all. But especially "The Laurentians."

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