“Bright Land“ by Arthur Lismer
Medium:Poster reproduction of original 1938 oil on canvas painting
Height: 9.5 in
Width: 12 in
Abundant trees and wildlife with a lake and mountains visible in the background.
"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.