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.
I adore this Paul Peel painting of a little girl on a beach.
This Charlotte Schriber painting of some sledding children has frequently been reproduced.
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.
I love the paintings of Lawren Harris. Spare and minimalist, they constitute a departure from the Group of Seven style.
Here’s another Harris landscape.
And lastly, an iconic work by Emily Carr.
After a hard day at the museum we went to a wonderful little French restaurant where we had a lovely bottle of wine.
I like long weekends. 🙂