Monday, August 22, 2022

Opulent October

I carry on today where I left off in this exhibit space about the impact of Impressionism on Canadian artists. This is Snowbound by J.E.H. MacDonald of the Group of Seven, a 1915 painting.

This is another work by Tom Thomson, called Opulent October, dating around 1916.

The Guide's Home, Algonquin is the title of this 1914 painting by Arthur Lismer of the Group Of Seven.

Here we have Waiting For The Ferry, a 1927 painting by Robert Pilot.

And this is Old Houses, Baie-Saint-Paul, by Clarence Gagnon, dating to around 1912.

Another work by Gagnon: here we have The Train, Winter, done around 1913-14.

Maurice Cullen painted Hoar Frost And Snow, Laurentians around 1922.

This is another work by Gagnon: The Wayward Cross, Winter dates to 1916-17.

Closing out this set, we have Summer Afternoon, The Prairie, a 1921 painting by L.L. Fitzgerald, one of the other members of the Group of Seven.


  1. Summer afternoon, the Prairie is my favourite . Without the information I would have said it was by a French impressionist.

  2. Maybe refreshing pics these days?
    I have no idea, why, best, hottest summer ever and I´m the only one outside - you should steal and hang the pics here in the garden, maybe people would come out (don´t. I like the silence)

  3. They could never have imagined that they would become Canadian icons, and that for many their paintings would define the landscape.

  4. Indeed a good idea to show them with the hot weather here. Gives a cooling of the mind.

  5. ...snowy scenes will be here before we know it.

  6. I like Snowbound the most in this collection.

  7. What a lovely exhibit, I loved all the paintings. Take care, enjoy your day and the week ahead!

  8. Opulent October is a reflection of our countryside that time of year!

  9. Enjoying this series very much.

  10. just wanted to say, i am still having comment issues, suddenly they pop up and are all there, i don't get why some are publishing themselves and what would be different in not spam comments, why do they not go through? then i publish what i see in the box there on blogger. com and then suddenly there are several more from weeks ago that are not published. i hope everyone knows i am not meaning to miss them?? weird system. thank you kindly as always for your visits and comments. happy week for ya. foggy this AM ...the humidity is higher than Maine ...we got back from a quick like 4-day trip ...500 plus on each going and coming back. all good. safe travels. but we are missing those loons. such a pleasant peaceful call. ( :

  11. I like the winter scenes the best of these.

  12. @Fun60: I can see that.

    @italiafinlandia: very much so.

    @Iris: I am not a summer person.

    @David: they left quite a legacy.

    @sc: it does indeed.

    @Tom: eventually!

  13. @Gemel: it's good.

    @Eileen : thanks.

    @Marie: same here.

    @DJan: almost done.

    @Beth: blogger has been doing that for several months. I check spam folders a couple times a day.

    @RedPat: me too.

  14. I don't really have a favorite in this serie, they are all beautiful.

  15. Beautiful paintings of different seasons.

  16. All wonderfully done ~ favorite is the Hoar Frost and Snow ~

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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  17. @Jan: they are.

    @Maywyn: indeed.

    @Nancy: definitely.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Sharon: it's good.

  18. Have you posted on the Group Of Seven before ? I seem to remember how wonderful they were. Since I don't have a chance to go to Museums anymore I really like this post. Thank You.

  19. El arte no tiene fronteras y el impresionismo viajó de un país a otro.
    Que tengas una buena semana.

  20. Impressionism was once my favorite style. I tried to buy prints and collect them into albums. I like the fact that you are showcasing a variety through your blog

  21. We will soon be snowy scenes as depicted in these beautiful paintings! Summer is so fleeting!

  22. @Parsnip: yes, every time I come in here I'll take time to photograph some works by them.

    @Ventana: thank you.

    @Roentare: thanks.

    @Denise: you're welcome.

    @Pat: the days are getting shorter.

    @Joanne: that's the idea.

    @Magiceye: thanks!