An interesting exhibition online and in Calgary as the Masters Gallery curates The Figure in Landscape, including Walter J. Phillips’ Mary’s Parasol (above) and a work by William Kurelek (below).
Explore historical and impressionist as well as post war and contemporary works selected by common themes and subjects. . . . leading artists’ works from 150 years of Canadian art demonstrating an interest in the representation of the figure in landscape and themes of nature. – Masters Gallery
Above: William Kurelek, RCA, “Prairie School Chore no. 1” 1973, mixed media, 30×24. The gallery notes that Kurelek’s “arduous rural upbringing during the Great Depression was used as a source for his art. Here he is trying to unfreeze the pump with on a bitter cold winter day.”