Sunday, July 31, 2022

The Expressions Of Canadian Arts

Continuing where I left off yesterday in the National Gallery, here we have Enduro Take Off, a 1958 painting by Tom Hodgson.

Two works by a master of First Nations art hang together. Norval Morrisseau was an Anishinaabe artist, and at left we have Untitled (Child), circa 1971. At right is Untitled (Shaman), also from that period.

Another work by Morriseau, dating to 1980: Artist And Shaman Between Two Worlds.

Jean Paul Lemieux painted The Visit in 1967.

Three paintings by Alex Colville are close by. Hound In Field is from 1958.

Woman At Clothesline was done from 1956-57, featuring his wife Rhoda.

Rhoda returns here, with the artist behind her in this 1965 painting, To Prince Edward Island.

Alex Janvier, a First Nations artist living out west, paints in an abstract way influenced strongly by his indigenous roots. This is Alberta Blues, from 1966.

Kitchen Door And Esther is a 1965 painting by Christine Pflug.

Another work by Pflug. Cottingham School In Winter I is from 1968, depicting the view from her Toronto apartment.

I leave off today and the Canadian galleries as a whole with another Norval Morriseau work. Done circa 1960-66, this is Spirit Of The Shaking Tent: Mikkinak. Tomorrow we break for the theme day, but after that I'll start off with art from the world.


  1. This is a great collection of his art work. Really unique stroke and colour profile.

  2. So many different genres and all quite wonderful. The woman in the 'Woman at Clothesline" picture looks dressed to go to a cocktail party!

  3. Interesting exhibit, thanks for sharing. Take care, enjoy your day. Have a great new week!

  4. Hound In Field and Spirit Of The Shaking Tent are my favourites here.

  5. 'To Prince Edward Island' is today's highlight for me.

  6. Los cuadros que más me gustan son los de la fotografía 7, 12 y 13.
    Feliz domingo.

  7.'s hard to know what the message is in some of them.

  8. I have always like that Colville of Rhoda with the binoculars without ever knowing its name.

  9. @Roentare: thank you.

    @David: she does.

    @Anvilcloud: me too.

    @Eileen: you're welcome.

    @Gemel: they're good.

    @Jan: it's an iconic work.

    @Ventana: thank you.

    @Tom: they can be enigmatic.

    @Marie: it really stands out.

  10. All are such wonderful pieces. I know that view of Cottingham school.

    1. That doesn't surprise me that one of my local readers would know it.

  11. Native art is always great ~ lovely series of art work though ~

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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)


  12. I quite like Colville, and that west coast-style art.
    Cottingham School! I went there. I knew the Pflug family. It was so sad when she died. The girls were never the same.

  13. The Native art stands out to me.

  14. It's neat how the artists have put their own individual spin on their work.

  15. An eclectic display. "The Visit" is so solemn!

  16. What a magnificent door, as are the other things you shared in your photos. Always fascinating, thanks William!

  17. I love the Colville and Pflug pieces most here.