Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Canadian painter Lawren Harris in an early pre-abstract phase

Later Lawren Harris paintings are largely abstract, filled with vague shapes that subtly suggest the landscapes that inspired them.

This is one of his earlier works. Displayed at the top of the staircase in the Audain, it startles the viewer with the sudden sense of witnessing a sunrise in a city of the past.

This is one of several treasures by Group of Seven and many other artists, both Canadian and international, acquired by Max Aitken Lord Beaverbrook for his Fredericton gallery.

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