Tom Thomson, “Stormy Evening” (1913)

6 Jul

I just returned from Wisconsin with my family, where we celebrated the 4th of July holiday.  Heading north always brings my thoughts back to Tom Thomson, the great early-Twentieth Century Canadian landscape artist who captured in oil paint the wilderness of northern Ontario.  A large collection of Thomson’s work is held by the National Gallery of Canada and is easily viewed online at the Gallery’s website (see link on Art Out The Wazoo homepage).  Thomson never fails to capture the mood of the outdoors with loose brushstrokes and vivid, subtle coloring.  Stormy Evening is breathtaking — as is nearly everything ever produced by Thomson.

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