A couple at the Art Gallery of Ontario pause to view the 1928 painting Lake and Mountains by Group of Seven artist Lawren Harris. At the end of the 1920s, Harris produced several of his most significant paintings of the Rockies. In Lake and Mountains, the rising strata of cloud formations that reach high above the central forms provide a sense of spatial sublimity that is unique among the mountain compositions of Harris. The stream of white light that floods the lower section of the landscape from behind the dark headlands and the crisply defined waves give the painting a deep spiritual quality.
Oil on Canvas
20 x 24 Inches