“Autumn’s Garland” by Tom Thomson

  • Autumn's Garland by Tom Thomson

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Mural Artist: Gerry Lantaigne Community Mural 2007
Located on site at Reflections of Muskoka
Sponsored by: The Town of Huntsville and The BIA

Autumn's Garland is a classic example of the bold use of colour by Tom Thomson. You can imagine what people in the early 1900's must have thought of blue trees. This painting is so full of many different colours and the trick to making it look good is Thomson's placement of these colours. A lot of the bright colours in the foreground are over or beside black which really pops the brilliance of the colours. The arc type shape of the rocks in imitated in the arc of the fall leaves, which sit on tree trunks that are not as brightly painted. All these techniques give the painting a cohesiveness that is hard to achieve when using so many bright colours on one canvas. 

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  • Address 49 Main St E, Huntsville ON
  • Category Tom Thomson
  • Location Huntsville

Artist Name : Tom Thomson

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Tom Thomson (1877-1917) was born in Claremont Ontario, and his family later to moved to Lieth in the Owen Sound area where he grew up. He spent a lot of time outdoors fishing and exploring his natural surroundings and had a keen interest in nature, learning about the native plants and animals of the area. He spent his young adulthood learning and training in business and graphic design, some of which was spent in Seattle, Washington where his brother operated a school of business. He returned to Toronto and got work in a commercial design house and worked under J.E.H. MacDonald. His love of the outdoors never left him, and after being encouraged by his boss and coworkers to take up painting, he ventured into Algonquin Park in 1912 with his paints and wooden panels. This would prove to be the turning point in his artist expression and in the history of Canadian art.

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