Sunday, March 20, 2011

Pilgrimage, 1937.

This work by BC artist Jock MacDonald, in 1937 is solidly glued into the artistic mores of his time. Is it my imagination, that I see the handprints of Emily Carr, all over this work? As I stroll up the pathway in the centre of this work, I find myself thinking that I am walking along the fine edge that separates impressionism from abstraction, and that Emily is my tour guide.

Wikepedia reports that Jock was influenced by the Group of Seven (no surprise here), and that he was an abstractionist. The biography is both a brief and interesting read. Please click here.

You can find this and other works on Cybermuse (the site which presents the art of the National Gallery of Canada) by clicking here.

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