The Wave by Jock Macdonald from 1939. Another hideously underrated artist, Macdonald (1897-1960) was born in Scotland but emigrated to Canada and befriended Lawren Harris one of the Group of Seven Painters (who partly influenced Peter Doig). They shared an interest in spiritualism, mysticism et al. Macdonald spent a bit of time back in the UK creating feisty automatic drawings under the 'guidance' (whatever that means) of Grace Pailthorpe & Reuben Mednikoff. This painting is his aerial depiction of a wave breaking on a shore line though it's much more than that... #groupofseven#canada#peterdoig#jockmacdonald#lawrenharris1
Emily Carr spent the summer of 1911 in the small port of Concarneau, on the coast of Brittany. She enrolled in watercolour classes led by New Zealand artist Frances Hodgkins, who painted in a Late Impressionist style. “European Street Scene”, Lot 54 in our Fall Live Auction, depicts the old town of Concarneau, incorporating the European avant-garde artistic approaches of the time, that were not yet seen in Canada.
Consignor is open for previewing this Saturday and Sunday from 11-5. The live auction begins at 7 pm on Thursday at the Gardiner Museum.
Had an amazing time at last nights Salon Series - Discovering Lawren Harris @glenbowmuseum. Got to go behind the scenes and learn so much about one of Canada's legendary artists. If you get a chance check out the exhibit before it's gone! #groupofseven#yyc#yycevents
A Transcendental painting by Lawren Harris,1939, influenced by Theosophy (a philosophy connecting nature and the divine, popular at the time). There is a small but interesting wide range of paintings of Harris paintings currently at the Nanaimo Museum to check out.
A recent sale from our Stafford Plant Collection, entitled “Beauty and the Beast.” We are happy to see it go to a new home here in Vancouver.
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When visiting the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa this weekend, I was truly inspired and moved. How can one not be when in the presence of masterpieces of Van Gogh, Picasso, Riopelle, Klimt, Cezanne and Group of Seven. Just to name a few!!