Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Arthur Lismer, The Mill, Quebec
I love this painting - it's almost a fairy tale scene, with the colors and the crooked buildings.
I expect to see a wicked witch or a princess or the man who spun straw into gold in this painting. Or any one of a number of heroes or heroines of books written when these types of mills were still around. They were a convenient place for mysteries, lots of murders have taken place in these types of mills. A convenient place for suicide. A convenient place for smuggling.
The proportions are terrific - what you see is the way the mill runs down alongside the stream, and I expect that there is more stream up above to run the mill.
The further I go into the Group of Seven, the more glad I am I began this series of blogs.