A Day at the Museum

Recently, M and I spent a day at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, looking at the work of some of Canada’s most famous artists. If you click on the pictures, you can get a better view of the paintings. I realise that they’re not the best photos; I took them with my cell phone.

Here is an 1886 painting of the Toronto harbour front by George Agnew.

The muggy heat of a Toronto summer day is captured in this impressionist-like painting.

The muggy heat of a Toronto summer day is captured in this impressionist-like painting.

I adore this Paul Peel painting of a little girl on a beach.

Peel went to France to study with the impressionists. This work is very reminiscient of that style.

Peel went to France to study with the impressionists. This work is very reminiscient of that style.

This Charlotte Schriber painting of some sledding children has frequently been reproduced.

Canadiana, anyone?

Canadiana, anyone?

Although he painted with the Group of Seven, Tom Thompson actually was not a member of that famous club. Here is a very representative example of his work.

An Ontario landscape by Tom Tompson

An Ontario landscape by Tom Tompson.

I love the paintings of Lawren Harris. Spare and minimalist, they constitute a departure from the Group of Seven style.

I find this painting to be very restful.

There’s a very restful voice in this painting.

Here’s another Harris landscape.

Poignant.

Poignant.

And lastly, an iconic work by Emily Carr.

A retospective of Canadian artists would not be complete without Emily Carr.

A retospective of Canadian artists would not be complete without her.

After a hard day at the museum we went to a wonderful little French restaurant where we had a lovely bottle of wine.

This went well with our cassoulet and pate.

This went well with our cassoulet and pate.

I like long weekends. ๐Ÿ™‚