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Uniform Title Idea of North (Art Gallery of Ontario).
Title The idea of North : the paintings of Lawren Harris / curated by Steve Martin In collaboration with Cynthia Burlingham and Andrew Hunter ; with essays by Cynthia Burlingham, Andrew Hunter, Steve Martin, and Karen E. Quinn.

Publication Info. Toronto : Art Gallery of Ontario, 2015.


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Description 159 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
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Note "Published on the occasion of the exhibition The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris. This exhibition is co-organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, and curated by Steve Martin in collaboration with Cynthia Burlingham, Deputy Director, Curatorial Affairs, Hammer Museum, and Andrew Hunter, Fredrik S. Eaton Curator, Canadian Art, Art Gallery of Ontario."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 150-151).
Contents Comedians, writers and singers, Canada and the United States, Edward Hopper, and Lawren Harris / Steve Martin -- Loomings (Cape Dorset, Los Angeles, Toronto, Brantford) / Andrew Hunter -- Notes to self : the drawings of Lawren Harris / Cynthia Burlingham -- Lawren Harris and Canadian art on an international stage : a view from Boston / Karen E. Quinn.
Summary Sparse landscapes of Lake Superior's northern shores, bold visions of the Rocky Mountains and haunting landscapes from the Eastern Arctic are hallmark themes of Lawren Harris's paintings. He was a founding member of the renowned Group of Seven artists' group, who believed that the Canadian landscape was central to the foundation of a national identity. Focusing on Harris's most important work of the 1920s through the early 1930s, this monograph features a selection of major works that are as iconic in Canada as those of Georgia O'Keeffe and Edward Hopper in the U.S. His remarkable use of colour, light and composition resulted in powerful scenes that reflect his progress toward a universal vision of nature's spiritual power. Drawn from the Art Gallery of Ontario's substantial holdings as well as other public collections throughout Canada, this publication repositions Harris's work and establishes him as a major figure within the wider context of 20th-century modern painting in the Americas.
Subject Harris, Lawren, 1885-1970 -- Exhibitions.
Landscapes in art -- Exhibitions.
Canada -- In art -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Martin, Steve, 1945-
Burlingham, Cynthia, 1955-
Hunter, Andrew, 1963-
Harris, Lawren, 1885-1970. Paintings. Selections.
Art Gallery of Ontario.
Hammer Museum.
Added Title Paintings of Lawren Harris
ISBN 9783791354705 (hardback)
3791354701 (hardback)
Standard No. 40025392019

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