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A Hopperian note seems to have crept into the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario. Compare (only if you feel like it, of course) Hopper's Morning Sun:
www.edwardhopper.net/images/paintings/morning-sun.jpg
Yes, Hopper forgot to paint her left arm, although it's in his sketch for the painting. He got her left hand in, though.

I don't think the McMichael Collection is well known to tourists to Toronto. The collection is spectacular, though, featuring, according to its website, "over 6,500 artworks by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, their contemporaries, and First Nations, Métis, Inuit and contemporary artists who have contributed to the development of Canadian art."

The grounds are spectacular, too. A 45-minute drive from Toronto City Hall.

Aliaksandr Gubarevich, Beatrice Degan(MARS), Will S., Hubertus Knopff and 33 other people have particularly liked this photo


41 comments - The latest ones
 Kenny
Kenny
I see this one is from your archive John i always liked this good to see again have a good weekend
17 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Kenny
Thanks, Kenny. I haven't been taking many photos I like lately, so am resorting to the files. I hope your weekend is going well, too.
17 months ago.
 The Limbo Connection
The Limbo Connection club
I like this scene. It is tranquil and inviting. I'm not sure whether this is a photograph you took of a room you visited during your visit, or a piece of art you made the subject of your camera; I guess the former. Either way, it is strong and glorious.
The 'Morning Sun' painting surprised me for its flatness when I was expecting an abundance of light and shadow. The subject's left arm would, however, have been only incidental had it been added. No point wasting paint on it really.
17 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to The Limbo Connection club
Thanks, TLC. The chairs are set up to let you admire the collection's beautiful grounds.

The flatness may be due to the poor reproduction, which is from the Columbus (Ohio) Museum of Art, its home. I recall being much more impressed when I saw this in Columbus many years ago.

Yes, the missing arm has not stopped this photo from becoming widely admired. Apparently it spends most of its time on the road, appearing in exhibitions elsewhere,
17 months ago.
 Jean
Jean club
A beautiful homage to Hopper. I love your shadows and the quality of the light. I feel I don't know enough about North American Art so you may have inspired me to do a bit of investigation.
17 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Jean club
Thank you very much, Jean. You can investigate the McMichael's collection here:
mcmichael.com/collection
17 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Gorgeous light here John.
17 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Jaap van 't Veen club
Another instance when I somehow managed by accident to be in the right place at the right time, Jaap.
17 months ago.
 Gabi Lombardo
Gabi Lombardo club
a very interesting scene! thank you for the informations!
17 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Gabi Lombardo club
Thanks, Gabi, and you're welcome.
17 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Fabulous shot and info!

Admired in:
www.ipernity.com/group/tolerance
17 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to William Sutherland club
Thanks, William.
17 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Oooh, that's my kind of room....................peaceful, quite and with what looks like a cracking view. I'd have to get rid of one of the chairs though, so no one could disturb me :-))

I love this shot too John............the light, shadows and warm colours have come together very nicely..!!

Thanks for the link too................I've never seen this painting before, but it's reassuring to know that even famous artists mess thing ups sometimes..........there's hope for me yet!
17 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Keith Burton club
Thanks, Keith. I think there are some Norval Morrisseaus hanging near these chairs, too, Keith.
duckduckgo.com/?q=norval+morrisseau&iax=images&ia=images

Plenty to see inside and out.
17 months ago.
aNNa schramm club
has replied to John FitzGerald club
I have nothing to add
Keith expressed it beautifully.
I like it so much
greetings aNNa*
17 months ago.
Keith Burton club
has replied to John FitzGerald club
Thanks for the link John............another one for me to explore!
17 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Keith Burton club
You're more than welcome, Keith. I hope it's of interest to you.
17 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to aNNa schramm club
A belated thank you, aNNa.
16 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to aNNa schramm club
Thanks, Anna.
15 months ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
A great composition with the light and shadows giving emphasis to the empty room.
17 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to tiabunna club
Thanks, George. I think the main difference from Hopper is that you can actually see there's glass there. Hopper tended to ignore that aspect.
17 months ago.
 Sarah (mostly busy elsewhere)
Sarah (mostly busy e… club
As Kenny noted, a favorite from the archive. Serenity and elegance, a fine scene to contemplate.
17 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Sarah (mostly busy e… club
Thanks, Sarah.
17 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Great composition, fine light and shadow-game !
17 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Ulrich John club
Thanks, Ulrich.
17 months ago.
 Frank J Casella
Frank J Casella
Good eye, John, and nice abstract sort of photograph. A lot to look at actually.
17 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Frank J Casella
Thanks, Frank. Acquaintance with Hopper's work helped, too.
17 months ago.
 Diane Putnam
Diane Putnam club
A special shot, John, I like how you connect it with the look of Hopper. The exterior frame left of the window echoes Morning Sun's, too. Lovely composition!
17 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Diane Putnam club
Thank you very much, Diane.
17 months ago.
 Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann club
It looks really like a Hopper! Great composition and light & shadows!
17 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Rainer Blankermann club
Thank you very much, Rainer.
17 months ago.
 Reyk
Reyk club
That’s really great
17 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Reyk club
Thanks, Reyk.
17 months ago.
 Amazingstoker
Amazingstoker club
Yes the light is very Hopper, and it's a great catch and image, I think I could sit in that chair for a long time without moving
17 months ago.
 John FitzGerald
John FitzGerald club
Thanks, Stoker. If you could see what's outside thewindow you might want to sit there longer.
17 months ago.
 Esther
Esther club
I bet this would be a cool shot as well in black and white.
16 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Esther club
An interesting idea. Ièll try it out. Thanks, Esther.
16 months ago.
 Will S.
Will S.
Great!
16 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Will S.
Thanks, Will.
15 months ago.
 Beatrice Degan(MARS)
Beatrice Degan(MARS) club
Immediately, before reading your notes, I thought : Hopper !!
This amazing image is such a great present for me !
15 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Beatrice Degan(MARS) club
You're more than welcome, Beatrice.
15 months ago.

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