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CCanadian art -

Making generalizations about the visual culture of any group of people is a crude endeavor, especially with a culture as diverse as Canada's. With this thought in mind, know that this survey, as any must be, is tremendously limited in its breadth and depth.

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Examples:

 

 

 

Robert R. Whale (Canadian, 1807-1887), View of Hamilton, 1853, oil on canvas, 90.6 x 120.8 cm, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

 

 

Cornelius Krieghoff (Canadian, 1815-1872), The Ice Bridge at Longue-Pointe, c. 1847-1848, oil on canvas, 60.8 x 76.2 cm, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

 

 

Cornelius Krieghoff, Winter Landscape, Laval, 1862, oil on canvas, 57.1 x 88.7 cm, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

 

 

F.H. Varley (Canadian, 1881-1969), Stormy Weather, Georgian Bay, c. 1920, oil on canvas, 132.6 x 162.8 cm, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

 

 

see thumbnail to rightAlexander Young Jackson (Canadian, 1882-1974), The Entrance to Halifax Harbor, 1919, oil on canvas, 64.8 x 80.6 cm, Tate Gallery, London. See Group of Seven.

 

 

Lawren Harris (Canadian, 1885-1970), North Shore, Lake Superior, 1926, oil on canvas, 102.2 x 128.3 cm, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

 

 

Arthur Lismer (Canadian, 1885-1969), A September Gale, Georgian Bay, 1921, oil on canvas, 122.4 x 163 cm, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

 

Alfred Pellan (Canadian, 1906-1988), On the Beach, 1945, oil on canvas, 207.7 x 167.6 cm, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

 

 

Alex Colville (Canadian, 1920-), Couple on Beach, 1957, casein tempera on Masonite, 73.4 x 91.4 cm, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

 

 

see thumbnail to leftJean-Paul Riopelle (French-Canadian, 1923-2002), Perspectives, 1956, oil on canvas, 80.6 x 100.0 cm, Tate Gallery, London. See impasto.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Also see architecture, costume, design, drawing, English art, expressionism, French, genre, Group of Seven, landscape, lithography, museum, narrative art, philately, photography, portrait, sculpture, seascape, still life, Surrealism, and watercolor, among many other articles.

 

 

 

 

 


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