Tom Thomson

Spring Ice

1916
After Thomson’s death, his friend and patron Dr. James MacCallum wrote: “Of all Canadian artists [Thomson] was, I believe, the greatest colourist.” That skill is apparent here in the artist’s handling of blues, yellows and pinks to convey the bright and airy feeling of spring. The colours are applied in flattened planes, while a wash of blue covers the canvas, reducing harsh contrasts and unifying the composition.
Artist
Title
Spring Ice
Date
1916
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
72 x 102.3 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1916
Accession number
1195