The McMichael Canadian Art Collection and Google Arts & Culture released a digital collection of Canadian art, including iconic pieces from Canada’s Group of Seven.
As part of a global effort to make art more accessible, citizens around the world can now enjoy pieces of the McMichael permanent collection on the Google Arts & Culture website, including A. J. Casson’s painting that depicts Markham.
The Group of Seven brought Canadian art to the forefront internationally with their depictions of Canada’s rugged wilderness. The group is a source of pride for Canadians, with many people visiting the real-life Canadian locations that inspired their paintings.
Here are some of the highlights from the virtual collection:
- Mt. Lefroy by Lawren Harris
- Ellesmere Island by Lawren Harris
- Autumn, Algonquin Park by Tom Thomson
- Mt. Rocher Eboulé, Hazelton, B.C. by A. Y. Jackson
- Sawmills, Vancouver by Emily Carr
- British Columbia Forest by Emily Carr
- Nova Scotia Barn by J. E. H. MacDonald
- From My Window – Montreal by Arthur Lismer
- Hillside near Nashville, Ontario by A. J. Casson
- Dead Tree, Garibaldi Park by Frederick Varley
- In The Village of Markham by A. J. Casson
Photo: A.J. Casson’s painting that depicts Markham is one of the many pieces included in the digital collection of Canadian art recently released.