Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Wheat Field, 1936 by Paraskeva Clark

I'm in a harvest mood.

A collection of wheat fields would be incomplete without this painting by Paraskeva Clark from the National Gallery.  I love the sweep of this work. It spreads out before us like a golden blanket with the rest of the world surrounding the field.

Take a good look at the trees and buildings. They are bunched up, as if they aren't entitled to the same amount of space.

Its a hugely economic statement. This is Canada's Golden Apple and it dominates the lives of much of our population. The field is elevated and prominent.  Its importance has dominion over the life which creates it.

To view the Wheat Field in the National Gallery collection, please click here.

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