Skip to contentSkip to navigation
Become a Member
Explore today's schedule
Visit MMFA for free by becoming a Member
Learn more
Back
Currently shown
David Milne

Dark Pool, Ti Magami

Artist

David Milne
Near Burgoyne, Ontario, 1882 – Bancroft, Ontario, 1953

Title

Dark Pool, Ti Magami

Date

1929

Materials

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

50.8 x 63.8 cm

Credits

Purchase, Canadian Artworks Acquisition Fund, inv. 1958.1198

Collection

Quebec and Canadian Art

Inspired by Lake Temagami, in northern Ontario, this painting dates from the summer of 1929. Milne had then returned to Canada after ten years in the Adirondack region of New York. He wrote of Dark Pool, “This line and this scratchy sparse laying-on of colour comes in part from a feeling that I am often aware of, a desire to set things down with as little expenditure of aesthetic means as possible, just to touch the canvas or paper, even just to wish on them without any material agent if that were possible!”

A touch of culture to your inbox
Subscribe to the Museum newsletter

Bourgie Hall Newsletter sign up

This website uses cookies in order to optimize your browsing experience and for promotional purposes. To learn more, please see our policy on the protection of personal Iinformation