Tag: Group of Seven

35/150: Lismer – Halifax Explosion

Artist Arthur Lismer, who later would co-found the famed Group of Seven, was living 10 miles outside Halifax on Dec. 6, 1917 when he felt the shock wave of the largest man-made explosion the world had seen. The collision of two ships, one carrying munitions for World War I […]

Group of Seven: Guitars

The McMichael Canadian Collection is curating a fascinating music-and-art show for Canada’s 150th. The Group of Seven Guitar Project will exhibit masterwork guitars, commissioned from seven world-renowned Canadian guitar makers in homage to a particular Group of Seven member and Tom Thomson. Linda Manzer’s ‘Lawren Harris’ guitar. (For more on […]

Steve Martin curates Lawren Harris

UPDATE: The AGO synopsis of the exhibition, here. Steve Martin is now officially a curator.  When it was announced two years ago that the art loving comedian wanted to bring the works of Lawren Harris to an international audience, galleries climbed aboard.  Called The Idea of the North, […]

Tom Thomson & the Group of Seven in London

Two of Canada’s most iconic paintings are centerpieces in a major exhibit at London’s Dulwich Picture Gallery  aimed at introducing the revered Group of Seven to England.  The show is deemed so significant it has prompted British media, including The Daily Telegraph,  to send writers to Canada for […]

Endless Summer: On Georgian Bay

Scott McFarland’s travels have included the famed rococo Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam, Germany, and  the tiny Sans Souci island in Georgian Bay, founded by Samuel de Champlain, and the subject of several paintings by the Group of Seven.  The island (in Ontario) is the subject of  his latest […]