TheFinding Canada's Identity
Who is The?
Canadian Art in the 1920`s
Canadians in the 1920`s were not known for their artwork. In Canada at the time only 2% of art sold was made by Canadian artists. European art was the most well known and was supposed to be the best and most stunning Art. It was thought by many that Canada did not have nice enough colours and settings to paint, and that the settings Canada did have were impossible to paint. Themade it their goal to show how beautiful Canada was, and how it was possible to paint.
Thewanted to start a new style of painting so that they art did not look like European paintings. They began to use a style called 'Art Nouveau' which is a style that used simple forms and bright colours. The travelled to the wilderness of the Canadian Shield to make sketches then returned to Toronto to finish painting the images. It was very hard and dangerous to travel to such remote places in the 1920's. The Group always travelled and painted together, which is why the same style and locations are seen.
What happened to the?
The first exhibit (art show) from Thereceived both good and bad reviews. However, over time the artists and art became very popular and well known around the world. The had accomplished their goal of showing the beautiful side to Canada, and showing that Canadian art is important in the art scene.