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Maurice Cullen

Ice Harvest

Artist

Maurice Cullen
Saint John's, Newfoundland, 1866 – Chambly, Quebec, 1934

Title

Ice Harvest

Date

1914

Materials

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

144.1 x 177.5 cm

Credits

Purchase, A. Sidney Dawes Fund, inv. 1941.729

Collection

Quebec and Canadian Art

When Cullen returned from France, he adapted the lessons of Impressionism to local subject matter, exploring the changing effects of light and the unique atmosphere of the Canadian landscape, particularly in winter. He found that “snow borrows the colours of the sky and sun. It is blue, it is mauve, it is grey, even black, but never entirely white.”

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