Sunday, August 21, 2022


I have some more world art to come, as I slipped back into a side corridor for some more. Generally the world art ends in a space that often serves as an annex to whatever temporary exhibit is being held by the Gallery. At the moment, that exhibit examines the influence of Impressionism on Canadian artists. And this space has a number of Canadian works that qualify. Some are from the Gallery's permanent collection, while others are brought in from elsewhere. 

Edwin Holgate was a member of the Group of Seven, and this is Ludivine, a 1930 portrait.

Lawren Harris, also of the Group, painted Winter Afternoon, City Street, Toronto, or Sunday Morning in 1918.

Gitwangak is a 1912 painting by Emily Carr, so often closely associated with the Group, depicting totems of the west coast.

Another Harris painting: Snow II dates to 1915.

Anna is by Prudence Heward, done around 1927.

Robert Pilot painted Saint Patrick's Church, Montreal in 1926.

Here we have Eastern Townships, by John Johnstone, done around 1920.

And I finish today with a work by Tom Thomson, also closely tied to the Group of Seven. This is Early Snow, a 1916 painting.


  1. The style I like best in the history of painting. 🖼

  2. Some wonderful paintings, especially the winter shots.
    I could use some snow meanwhilme overhere.

  3. ...this is a style that I enjoy.

  4. Muy buena colección. Me gusta especialmente los retratos.

  5. Lovely paintings, my favorite is the Emily Carr totems. Take care, enjoy your day and new week ahead.

  6. Quite a mixture here, Snow II is particularly lovely.

  7. Wouldn't it be wonderful to own one of these works?

  8. I am familiar with the Group of Seven, but the first portrait by Edwin Holgate is quite different from than their usual genre - the young 1930s girl grieving her mother is particularly poignant.

  9. @Italiafinlandia: I agree.

    @roentare: definitely.

    @Jan: I love the winter.

    @Tom: me too.

    @Ventana: thanks.

    @Eileen: she is defined by her totems.

    @Gemel: I agree with you on that one.

    @David: it certainly would.

    @Rosemary: very much so.

    @Marie: he did indeed.

    @Francisco: thanks.

  10. Beauty expressed in paint, of various fav is the totems.

  11. Holgate's, "Ludivine", is a Canadian Mona Lisa.

  12. @Barbara: thanks.

    @magiceye: I like them.

    @Maywyn: good comparison.

    @anvilcloud: definitely.

    @RedPat: me too.

  13. Each painting is fascinating ~ like the snow scenes and Emily Carr's totem poles ~ like her art a lot !

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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  14. That City Street painting is beautiful.

  15. This is very much World Art. Thank you.

  16. I like the snow paintings, I'm not quite use to seeing white everywhere although we did see it on the mountains this winter.

  17. I especially love both the Lawren Harris pieces. Either one of those I'd happily hang in my home (along with a few others in this post -- I actually like them all.)