As Remembrance Day (and Veterans Day in the U.S.) approaches I was taken by this post from a long-time colleague about this work by Canadian artist Alex Colville.
Craig Macinnis, a Toronto writer and former film critic, says he “can’t think of anyone who has captured war remembrance better than Colville did in this poignant smalltown tableau.”
Macinnis bought a framed print of this painting when he started working at the Winnipeg Free Press, 30 years ago. “At the time it was just a way of getting some art up on my bare apartment walls. Now, it’s the painting I always think of in these first chill days of November.”
See more about Colville on The Junkie’s favorite artists page, here.
Categories: Heritage, Painting, Painting-Canadian
Perfect choice for Nov. 11, thanks – Did you see the Colville show at the AGO? this work was in it …
Never got to that show, but it is the right piece for Remembrance Day, isn’t it?
Amazing painting! He painted my most favorite painting, ever, “Horse and Train” I stared at it until the gallery closed.
That’s exactly how art should affect us, absolutely.