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"Looking to the Distant Light"
A woman strolling through the Art Gallery of Ontario has stopped at Canadian artist Tom Thomson's iconic painting The Jack pine.
Thompson painted The Jack Pine during the winter of 1916-17, about six months before his mysterious death. His painting depicts a solitary windswept jack pine along a lake shore in eastern Algonquin Park.
When viewing the painting in person, I was impressed by the large scale of the picture in combination with the art nouveau style. It really has a breathtaking effect.
The Jack Pine normally hangs in the National Gallery of Canada, but was on temporary loan to the AGO.
Oil on Hardboard
8 x 10 Inches
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