Saturday, July 30, 2022

Modern Styles And Abstractions

 I start today with a portrait of an artist and her works. Gesture And Elizabeth is the title of this 1936 painting by Gordon Davies.

This is Gesture by Elizabeth Wyn Wood

Lawren Harris of the Group of Seven moved into a more stylized, abstract field as his life went on. This is Abstraction, dating to 1939.

Lighthouse, Father Point is another Harris work, from 1930.

Two works by the same artist are together. Carl Schaefer painted Ontario Farmhouse in 1934.

Summer Harvest, Hanover dates to 1935.

Over time, works by Inuit and other indigenous artisans have come to be rightfully seen as art, and display cases here contain a multitude of sculptures.

I leave off today with this unusual work. Pavane is by Jean Paul Riopelle, and dates to 1954


  1. William - I love that the sculpture is in the painting and in the museum. How cool is that? I find the sculpture very moving. I also am very attracted to Summer Harvest. Have a great weekend!

  2. "Gesture" suggests the most horrible loss. Very powerful.
    (Btw: hard to read the signs at second click. No complaint, just a hint).
    Love them all!

  3. Nice painting of the artist. Interesting sculptures and beautiful paintings.

  4. Such contrasts in style and interpretation,

  5. @Angie: I love that one too.

    @Iris: for next time.

    @Nancy: thanks.

    @John: me too.

    @David: indeed.

  6. ...the lighthouse is my favorite.

  7. I’ve never seen Lighthouse by Harris before. Thank you.

  8. These are all striking pieces!
    (ツ) from Jenn Jilks , ON, Canada!

  9. I love the Lawren Harris abstraction.

  10. Wonderful display of Inuit and indigenous art ~ like the abstract and modern a bit ~

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

    A ShutterBug Explrores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. The native sculptures are beautiful.

  12. Me gusta el cuadro de ese interesante faro y easas pequeñas esculturas de los indígenas.

  13. Hello,
    I love the lighthouse and the animal sculptures. Happy weekend to you!

  14. I like the Gesture sculpture and the painting with it. Harris is my favourite of the Go7.

  15. It is always nice to see different paintings and sculptures, thank you.
    Have a good weekend.

    All the best Jan

  16. The portrait is fabulous, as are the sculptures.

  17. Please pieces definitely carry the scent of Canada!

  18. Oh my goodness hard to pick a favorite they’re all wonderful what a beautiful display of artwork, thank you.

  19. What an interesting selection, William. The Harris abstract surprised me.

  20. @Tom: it stands out.

    @Marie: you're welcome.

    @Jennifer: they are.

    @Sharon: me too.

    @Magiceye: I agree.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Linda: it is, yes.

    @Bill: they are.

    @Ventana: thanks.

  21. @Eileen: thank you.

    @RedPat: he was quite an artist.

    @Jan: a pleasure to show them.

    @Gemel: thank you.

    @Joanne: you're welcome.

    @Cloudia: I think so.

    @Jan: definitely.

    @Karen: I agree.

    @Jeanie: his later work got quite abstract.