LOT 103

1898 - 1992

Winter Sun
huile sur panneau
signé et au verso signé, titré, daté et inscrit
9 1/4 x 11 3/8 po, 23.5 x 28.9 cm

Estimation : 25 000 $ - 35 000 $ CAD

Vendu pour : 55 250 $

Exposition à : Heffel Toronto – 13 avenue Hazelton

Roberts Gallery, Toronto
Private Collection, Toronto

In 1926, the year before this work was painted, A.J. Casson was asked to join the Group of Seven. He was already familiar with Group artists, having met them at the Arts and Letters Club in Toronto. Casson was so in tune with their approach to landscape that after a meeting at Lawren Harris’s home, Franklin Carmichael simply informed Casson that they had made him a member. His membership was announced before he exhibited with the Group in their 1926 show at the Art Gallery of Toronto. This unique sketch from 1927 shows that affinity – in Casson’s brushwork and in his minimalist approach to his subject, reminiscent of Harris’s work. The snow-covered hills are dominated by the sun, with its large and layered halo. Halos are caused by the refraction of light through ice crystals suspended high in the atmosphere. The sky is extraordinary in this painting: a layer of subtle yellow accented by pink extends out from the halo, which transitions to a pale bluish tone above the land. Casson takes a modernist approach to the brushwork in the sky, which appears scumbled and scratched. Winter Sun encapsulates the wonder of natural phenomena, expressed with modern techniques.

Estimation : 25 000 $ - 35 000 $ CAD

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