Sunglow, Near St. Marguerite's North River Maurice Cullen

Year
1934
Medium
Watercolour and Pastel on Paper on Board
Size
24 × 32 inches
61 × 81.3 cm
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Maurice Cullen is considered a father of Impressionism in Canada. Cullen’s paintings of Quebec City, from Levis and along the river are among the most of his distinguished works. He was a master of pastel and generated his own colours from earths and pigments from a recipe that Charles Henry Fromuth had given him. This piece is creamy and cool with delicate depictions of light and reflection. This scene of the river melting and beginning to flow is a prime example of Cullen’s enduring theme of the Laurentian rivers in winter.

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