Wednesday, July 20, 2022


 It was a long standing tradition in the New World that artists had to learn in the Old World. Such was the case with Canadian artists, and some of the paintings and works in this area reflect that period. 

St. Mark's, Venice is the title of this 1901 painting by Henry Sandham.

A.Y. Jackson, later to be a member of the Group of Seven, painted Studio At Etaples in 1912 while in Europe.

William Brymner gave us A Wreath Of Flowers in 1884, an Impressionist painting that takes its influences from time in France.

The Quebecois sculptor Alfred Laliberte spent time in Paris too, and this work shows the influence of the Old World: Head Of A Woman is a marble bust from 1923-28

But it was the vastness of the land they called home that influenced countless Canadian artists. Lawren Harris, another member of the Group of Seven, painted The Drive in 1912, depicting the logging drives of northern places in dramatic lighting.

Winter Landscape is a 1909 oil painting by Marc-Aurele de Foy Suzor-Cote.

Clarence Gagnon painted In The Laurentians, Winter in 1910.

And I finish today with Winter Evening, Quebec, a 1905 painting by Maurice Cullen, depicting the provincial capital on a snowy night.


  1. Beautiful paintings, they capture the mood of the environment well.

  2. Yes, the Group of Seven sure rings a bell.
    And, oh, poppies I love.

  3. Very classical paintings, like the sculpture.

  4. ...the winter scenes look refreshing on a hot summer day.

  5. They are all wonderful, but 'Studio At Etaples' is my favorite.

  6. Each painting tells a story, each perfectly painted. What talent.

  7. They are all beautiful paintings. Take care, enjoy your day!

  8. A watercolourist would have a hard time keeping the paints moist given the present heat in Europe!

  9. @Maywyn: they do.

    @Iris: lots of them to come.

    @Gattina: me too.

    @Tom: they do.

    @Jan: it's good.

    @Gemel: indeed.

    @Eileen: thanks.

    @David: true!

  10. Aaaahhhh. Such lovely paintings. (Jack from SW Daily Images)

  11. Thanks for the lovely paintings and sculpture.

  12. All these paintings work for me but the Jackson at Etaples is the one I want to step into. I love the Brymner, too.

  13. Some beautiful paintings to enjoy. St. Mark's is very recognizable.

  14. @Marie: me too.

    @Jack: indeed.

    @DJan: you're welcome.

    @Jeanie: well put.

    @Magiceye: they are.

    @Sharon: St. Mark's is an icon.

  15. There are some real beauties there, William.

  16. Lovely paintings and bust ~ neat photos ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days ~ Xo

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  17. Hermoso cuadros con diversas vistas de países europeos. Mi preferido es el de Venecia, por lo mucho que me gusta esa ciudad.

  18. Beautiful paintings. My favorite is Winter Evening.

  19. In all fairness, the artists had to return to the old world for "training" as it was not yet available in the new world. They certainly demonstrated what to do with knowledge.

  20. There are more beautiful paintings on display.