Lawren S. Harris

Snow II

1915
Harris was a leading figure in the nationalist art movement that developed in Toronto in the early 20th century. In this decorative composition he captures the brilliant colours of light on the snow, while the cropped trees in the foreground emphasize the two-dimensionality of the painted surface. The artist incorporates the visual language of his Scandinavian contemporaries, painting the snow with short, expressive brushstrokes.
Title
Snow II
Date
1915
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
120.3 x 127.3 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1916
Accession number
1193

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