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Decorative Landscape, 1917

Lawren S. Harris
Canadian, 1885 - 1970
oil on canvas
122.5 x 131.7 cm
Purchased 1992
National Gallery of Canada (no. 36813)
© family of Lawren S. Harris

Harris’ title conveys the painting’s intent, the screen of trees creating a Japanese-like flattened design. Harris has selected the tranquil moment when the sun casts a glow over the landscape, the subtly interwoven rays emanating diagonally from behind the central spruce.

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