Saturday, March 10, 2007

Everything Old Is New Again

I recently came across a book called"The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson," by David Silcox. It is about a famous Canadian group of artists who are little known to most of us in the United States. They worked as a group around the early 1900s to the 1930s. They sought to create an art that was distinctly Canadian and promoted it in schools, museum exhibitions, print media, you name it. The work is monumental and breathtaking. I particularly like Lawren Harris. There is a certain sylized quality to his landscapes that I find intriguing. Give them a look.

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