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"Canadian Modern (1910-1979)"
Sombre Isle of Pic, Lake Superior
Rocks and decayed trees in foreground; water and band of rock in background
Clouds, Lake Superior
Large bank of fluffy clouds over lake; sun reflected on water; rocks in foreground
Larger than life-size woman with straight hair, wearing a plain, close - fitting, short-sleeved dress; she stands barefoot with her hands behind her, unclasped
Wall for Hammurabi
Multi-coloured abstraction with fossil-like images overall
Rouge sur noir
An abstract composition of mottled red mass against a black background. There is a vertical black bar from top to bottom at centre.
Back of 3 women (in summer dress) crossing intersection; traffic light stand at t.l.
Horse grazing in pasture at b.l., tree-lined lake at middleground; rolling hills in background
Horse or donkey harnessed to small, wooden cart which the animal has overturned by kicking up its hind legs
Kitchen Door with Ursula
View of residential street through open doorway; at b.l. young girl in pink top sits on bench reading, on balcony beyond doorway
Vertical, multi-coloured stripes
Le Petit Avion
Abstract; red and green figure at left, against red and green background; yellow at red object at right, against blue background; black tower-shaped object divides the 2 sides of the work
Prof. Felix Walter
A man, Professor Felix Walter, in a dark blue suit with red tie sitting with legs crossed; elbows resting on arms of chair; hands hanging casually over knees; painting of lush, green, farm field behind man's head
View from the Artist's Bedroom Window, Jericho Beach
Bird's eye view of beach and water from window; window ledge at bottom; window panes opening outward at l. and r.
Optical composition of black and white bars
Large Mother and Child
Geometric abstract of woman cradling child in her arms
Vivid blue lake at b.c. foreground surrounded by rolling hills with trees in autumn colours
Bird's eye view of lushly treed, rolling hills in vivid shades of green, interspersed with barren trees throughout
Large white swirls over black background
Breast Nest Pressers for the Perching Birds of Canada
A wood cabinet with four large sections composed of 182 detachable cloth eggs of various sizes used for moulding the inside of nests; Beneath is a narrow shelf for bird manuals, some compiled into booklets which are removable; Below is a row of ten drawers containing loose and packaged material (grasses, mud pellets, feathers, leaves, moss,etc.) for building bird's nests
Seascape with snow and wind streaks gouged out of the plywood; applied in the center - a painted metal iceberg
Heavy impasto abstract in primarily gray and white, with black and some red and green
Painted in Riopelle's "tachiste" ground delicately overlaid with a tracery of dribbles
Wo Ist Ein Zigarrengeschaft?
A cubist rendition of a male figure in a straw-hat-style hat
A collage and montage constructed of words, numbers, paper hatched with graphite, cards which are shoemaker's order forms (on which have been typewritten all the necessary professional specifications) and pins on a panel made of two slabs of Ten-Test, on a sheet of plywood. The surrounding area of graphic surfaces was submerged in a wash of encaustic and the encaustic was incised with graffiti.
Noon and Skirt
The figure, striding to the right, is painted in yellow and green hard edge stripes and is wearing a skirt made of a cut-out covered with brown fabric.
Flame cut steel dog; flexible steel cable; steel anchor posts; dog collar and chain. A full size silhouette of a seated German Shepherd that sits outside a large ellipse of steel cable.
Red hook on green background
Abstract composition featuring large areas of red on white background; scattered randomly on the red areas are blue, green and purple dots of paint
Blue, green, ochre, oranges and yellows
Six horizontal bands of colour from top to bottom as follows: blue, ochre, yellow, yellow, green and orange
Work consists of two unframed circular paintings. One painting features a solid brown circle with blue edging; the other a solid green circle with blue edging
Nude female torso
Rectangular work which is all blue except for the top right corner. The corner has “L-shaped” white, yellow, brown, red and violet areas of colour.
A portrait of three seated, contemporary, female figures of different ages, each looking directly out at the viewer. On the left is a young girl with long hair held in place with a white headband wearing a white short-sleeved dress. A spindle is visible immediately behind her. In the centre is a middle-aged woman with brown hair pulled back off her face, wearing a red, long-sleeved dress and a pearl necklace. She holds a thread in her right hand. To the right is an older woman with gray hair who is wearing a black dress. She holds a pair of scissors in her hand, getting ready to cut the thread. Les Parques or the Fates were the three divinities of a mythological pagan hell. Clotho held the spindle, Lachesis turned the thread around the spindle and Atropos cut the thread. Together they wove men's lives.
Astral Plain Scouts
On a dark green background are three figures with various animals such as a fish, loon, bear, thunderbird and snake. There are lines of connection between the animals and the figures.
World Painting #17
Abstract composition formed by filling the canvas with "N" shapes which are all uniform in size and are composed of one vertical upstroke, one diagonal and one vertical downstroke. Each stroke is a single colour, chosen from a palette of eight colours with the white canvas showing through behind the strokes.
The painting may be viewed in two halves. To the left, are images of war and conflict. There is black crow on the roof of the house. To the right of the painting, is sunlight, birds singing, dancing and merriment. Taras Bulba is standing in the middle of the painting with a contemplative manner. One of Taras' sons is before his father in a supplicant pose. A musician is playing a balalaika. Another man is petting a dog.The artist constructed the frame.
Abstract composition in red, green and white.
Portrait of young girl with auburn hair, white blouse and navy tunic; rolling, treed hills in background
Interior with Paintings
Woman sitting in rocking chair reading book; large, round table at right; straight backed chair behind rocker, at left; paintings on wall
Abstract: Green and Gold
An abstract composition of sphere-shaped objects in hues of green and gold
Bird's eye view of Lake O'Hara, surrounded by mountains.
Poplar Woods (Poplars)
A large, bare, gnarled poplar tree in the foreground with numerous leafless trees in background.
Self-Portrait with Jane
Nude female child standing up, being supported by a nude woman whose head is not visible. Numerous small figures peering out of windows in background at right side of composition.
Fir trees in middleground and background;stumps in foreground
Serenity, Lake of the Woods
Lake of the Woods, Ontario; buildings on a far shore; treed islands in right foreground
Abstract composition; sharply angled geometric design in tones of bright orange, yellow, green and blue in foreground; Background whorls of blue , mauve, plum; Neutral coloured star forms a focal point for mauve tones leading to it and meeting there.
Femmes de Caughnawaga
Three women, two of whom are walking side by side at front and one walking behind. All are wearing hooded cloaks wrapped securely around them; two figures at front carry baskets and cloth-wrapped bundles
Trees in a snowy landscape
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