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Arts Unsolved Mysteries

Whether it be Edgar Allan Poe or Vincent van Gogh, an artists life is often full of mystery. In some cases, their deaths are too. 214 more words


Thomson's Birches

Thomson’s Birches

The birches Thomson chose are
stellar. And not just as stanchions but by
what they champion: they are upright features

Of our landscape, like solid men. 191 more words


The Sense of the Beautiful

“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.”

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Art Gallery Of Hamilton

Thomson's The Jack Pine and The West Wind have been restored to glory

Tom Thomson’s two greatest paintings now hang together at the National Gallery of Canada, and they have never looked so good.

The Jack Pine and The West Wind were made by Thomson in 1917, not long before he drowned in his beloved Algonquin Park, and now they’re the stars in Masterpiece in Focus, the gallery’s rotating exhibition of important works that have been restored. 518 more words

Local Arts

The AGO - Part 2

I mentioned previously that I “splurged” at the AGO and bought admission to the “Francis Bacon and Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty” exhibit.  I’d studied Francis Bacon in university (one of my classmates did a really good presentation on him), so paying the $5.50 extra to get admission didn’t seem like a lot. 251 more words