Charles F. Comfort

Smelter Stacks, Copper Cliff

1936
This industrial landscape, including a distant view of smelter stacks, is dwarfed by the sky, which is almost filled with billowing exhaust and wisps of cloud. As in Tadoussac, the buildings have been geometrically simplified with minimal details. Unlike the commercial design work Comfort did for mining and railway companies during this period, this work does not glorify the industrial world; rather, the artist offers it as a subject for aesthetic consideration.
Title
Smelter Stacks, Copper Cliff
Date
1936
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
101.9 x 122.2 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1957
Accession number
6666

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