By Alastair Sooke. Thomson only started painting in his thirties he had little if any formal training as an artist. Yet in the years leading up to his death, a talent for capturing the great outdoors of his homeland emerged. Between and , he painted around oil sketches of the lakes and woods he encountered during expeditions into the Canadian wilderness. These vigorous works consist of dabs and jabs of vibrant pigment painted on to unprimed board so hurriedly that in places the wooden backing is still visible.
History of The Group Of Seven
Painting Canada: Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven - Images and Video
This rare exhibition highlights the little-known relationship between early Alberta artists and members of the Group of Seven. As artists, from east and west, they shared an emotional bond with, and a commitment to, the Canadian landscape. MacDonald and Frank H. Franz Johnston came west to paint the imposing alpine country of the Rockies. All would make this journey again with the most frequent visitors being A.
Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery
Signing up enhances your TCE experience with the ability to save items to your personal reading list, and access the interactive map. The Group of Seven was founded in as an organization of self-proclaimed modern artists. With their bright colours, tactile paint handling, and simple yet dynamic forms, the Group of Seven transfigured the Canadian Shield , the dense, northern boreal forest, and endless lakes, into a transcendent, spiritual force. MacDonald and F.
In July of , Jim and Sue Waddington began a thirty-six year journey of discovery that has culminated in this remarkable achievement, In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven. Determined to locate, document, and photograph the actual landscapes that inspired and influenced the brushes of A. Casson, J. MacDonald, Tom Thomson, and Frederick Varley, the Waddingtons embarked on an artistic expedition that carried them across Canada from sea to sea to sea.