Current Location:
Muskegon Regional Center
Muskegon Innovation Hub (MAREC) -> Muskegon Innovation Hub (MAREC)
-> 1st Floor (MAREC)
Location Notes:
MEC; 1st floor; rm. 121

“Bright Land“ by Arthur Lismer

Artwork
Identifier:
2014.64.75
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster reproduction of original 1938 oil on canvas painting
Date:
1938
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 9.5 in Width: 12 in
Description:
Abundant trees and wildlife with a lake and mountains visible in the background.
Historical Context:
"As an immigrant from England, Arthur Lismer was fascinated by the Canadian landscape of rocks, pines, and expansive stretches of tumultuous water and sky. From 1920 he was a member of the Group of Seven, painters who advocated a new Canadian art that expressed the spirit of the nation through its landscape. His Impressionist-influenced paintings of the 1910s evolved into a more angular and cruder expression that he equated with the Canadian terrain and national identity. In his later work, Lismer concentrated on detailed foregrounds and tightly framed, close-up compositions of vegetation and land formations." -National Gallery of Canada. This piece was purchased at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection Gallery.