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"Canadian Modern (1910-1979)"
Sombre Isle of Pic, Lake Superior
Rocks and decayed trees in foreground; water and band of rock in background
Clouds, Lake Superior
Large bank of fluffy clouds over Lake Superior; sun reflected on water; rocks in foreground
Larger than life-size woman with straight hair, wearing a plain, close - fitting, short-sleeved dress; she stands barefoot with her hands behind her, unclasped
Wall for Hammurabi
Multi-coloured abstraction with fossil-like images overall
Rouge sur noir
An abstract composition of mottled red mass against a black background. There is a vertical black bar from top to bottom at centre.
Back of 3 women (in summer dress) crossing intersection; traffic light stand at t.l.
Horse grazing in pasture at b.l., tree-lined lake at middleground; rolling hills in background
Horse or donkey harnessed to small, wooden cart which the animal has overturned by kicking up its hind legs
Kitchen Door with Ursula
View of residential street through open doorway; at b.l. young girl in pink top sits on bench reading, on balcony beyond doorway
Vertical, multi-coloured stripes
Le Petit Avion
Abstract; red and green figure at left, against red and green background; yellow at red object at right, against blue background; black tower-shaped object divides the 2 sides of the work
Prof. Felix Walter
A man, Professor Felix Walter, in a dark blue suit with red tie sitting with legs crossed; elbows resting on arms of chair; hands hanging casually over knees; painting of lush, green, farm field behind man's head
View from the Artist's Bedroom Window, Jericho Beach
Bird's eye view of Jericho Beach beach and water from window; window ledge at bottom; window panes opening outward at l. and r.
Optical composition of black and white bars
Large Mother and Child
Geometric abstract of woman cradling child in her arms
Vivid blue lake at b.c. foreground surrounded by rolling hills with trees in autumn colours
Bird's eye view of lushly treed, rolling hills in vivid shades of green, interspersed with barren trees throughout
Large white swirls over black background
Breast Nest Pressers for the Perching Birds of Canada
A wood cabinet with four large sections composed of 182 detachable cloth eggs of various sizes used for moulding the inside of nests; Beneath is a narrow shelf for bird manuals, some compiled into booklets which are removable; Below is a row of ten drawers containing loose and packaged material (grasses, mud pellets, feathers, leaves, moss,etc.) for building bird's nests
Seascape with snow and wind streaks gouged out of the plywood; applied in the center - a painted metal iceberg
Heavy impasto abstract in primarily gray and white, with black and some red and green
Painted in Riopelle's "tachiste" ground delicately overlaid with a tracery of dribbles
Wo Ist Ein Zigarrengeschaft?
A cubist rendition of a male figure in a straw-hat-style hat
A collage and montage constructed of words, numbers, paper hatched with graphite, cards which are shoemaker's order forms (on which have been typewritten all the necessary professional specifications) and pins on a panel made of two slabs of Ten-Test, on a sheet of plywood. The surrounding area of graphic surfaces was submerged in a wash of encaustic and the encaustic was incised with graffiti.
Noon and Skirt
The figure, striding to the right, is painted in yellow and green hard edge stripes and is wearing a skirt made of a cut-out covered with brown fabric.