Friday, July 22, 2022


 Carrying on with where I left things off yesterday, we have Stormy Weather, Georgian Bay, by F.H. Varley, another member of the Group of Seven, done in 1921.

Here we have another canvas by J.E.H. MacDonald. The Tangled Garden is a 1916 work.

Looking back across to the other side of this space again, with that wonderful collection of paintings.

At the base of the large risen pedestal for the canoe is a description of it.

Back to the Seven. Fire Swept Algoma is a 1920 canvas by Franz Johnston.

The Solemn Land is a 1921 painting by MacDonald, depicting the Algoma region of northern Ontario, a place he particularly loved.

Another member of the Group was Arthur Lismer. This is his work A September Gale, Georgian Bay, done in 1921. We'll carry on with more tomorrow.


  1. It's a wonderful collection indeed.

  2. The first one is a beaut.
    Btw, Im reading a book, reckon the English title is "Beyond Coincidence: Amazing Stories of Coincidence and the Mystery Behind Them" by Martin Plimmer, Brian King.
    One is about a Russian tank-radio device from WWII, found in the trash in 1976 in Totonto by the father of a certain Mike Mandel.
    It really still worked and it should be now in the war museum in Ottawa.
    Have you seen it?

  3. Wildfires are very topical, Fire Swept Algoma could have been made in various places today. I think it's a beautiful painting.

  4. The Tangled Garden is my favourite.

  5. ...the canoe is a work of art!

  6. Whenever I visit Algonquin Park or beyond I am reminded of the Group of Seven as I travel through the phenomenal landscape they captured so well.

  7. A lovely exhibit, beautiful paintings. Take care, have a happy day and a great weekend!

  8. @italiafinlandia: thank you.

    @Iris: if they have it, it must be in the archives.

    @Cloudia: that it is.

    @Jan: I agree.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Gemel: it's good.

    @Tom: definitely.

    @David : I can relate.

    @Eileen: thanks.

  9. Each one draws you into the landscape. Thank you!

  10. I really like the work of the Group of Seven.

  11. Really do like The Seven's art style ~ great exhibition photos ~

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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. The Group of Seven paintings are imprinted on our Canadian brains from seeing them everywhere in school when we were kids.

  13. Beautiful paintings by the Seven. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Interesting!
    My favorite is 'The Solemn Land'
    Have a great weekend!

  15. So nice to see these paintings, my favourite here is 'The Solemn Land'.

    All the best Jan

  16. "The Tangled Garden," has a nice appeal, almost like a book illistration.

  17. That canoe stands out in the middle of the museum. Love the paintings

  18. oh I really like the first painting, that's the sort of rough windy day I like.

  19. MacDonald's garden looks like mine.

  20. They certainly have the most wonderful art exhibits in this place. I would get lost for hours!

  21. Esa primera pintura, me gusta bastante. Todas ellas formán una buena colección.

  22. Tangled Garden is so much brighter -- it almost feels out of place and yet i really like it.

  23. @Marie: you're welcome.

    @Red: me too.

    @Carol: thanks.

    @RedPat: true.

    @Bill: you're welcome.

    @Lea: thank you.

    @Jan: it stands out.

  24. @Maywyn: I can see that.

    @Roentare: it does, yes.

    @Amy: me too.

    @Joanne: well put!

    @Denise: I love it here.

    @Ventana: thank you.

    @Jeanie: I do too.