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Arthur Lismer

Cathedral Mountain

Artist

Arthur Lismer
Sheffield, England, 1885 – Montreal 1969

Title

Cathedral Mountain

Date

1928

Materials

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

122 x 142.5 cm

Credits

Purchase, A. Sidney Dawes Fund, inv. 1959.1219

Collection

Quebec and Canadian Art

Fascinated by the geomorphology of the Canadian landscape, Lismer developed a concept of pictorial space similar to that in Cézanne's paintings. Painted in the studio from sketches made from nature during a summer visit to the area around Lake Moraine and Lake O’Hara in the Rocky Mountains, Cathedral Mountain shows this influence in its arrangement of planes, irregular volumes and distinct outlines.

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