Post Impressionism in Canada including “The Group of Seven”

Course Ref: C3747092
Date: 5 meetings on Wednesdays starting 27/04/2022. 10:00am - 12:00pm
Venue: Woodley Hill House
Tutor: Sandra Smith
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Fee: £45.00

The Group of Seven were a small movement of painters who met in the Canadian city of Toronto early in the 20th century and began exploring the Canadian landscape in new, modern and exciting ways. Major artists in the group include Franklin Carmichael Lawren Harries and Frank Johnston. Also associated but not officially members were Tom Thomson and Emily Carr. The group believed a strong Canadian identity and style could be created based on direct contact with nature. Although clearly influenced by Impressionism and other modern European experiments, the group forged their own particular identity in painting through their exploration of the rugged Canadian wilderness. This short course will explore these individuals, whilst considering their influences and the ways in which they embraced their particular Canadian circumstances. We will also briefly investigate the affects of Impressionism and local groups of modern painters further south in the USA.

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