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On: Being 'Moved'

March 4, 2019

 

On December 18th, 2017, I cried.

 

Notably cried too because I wrote it down. After wandering circles around Chapters Indigo (‘Indigo Chapters’, just ‘Indigo’, etc. etc.), I gave up at searching for sweet sweet discounts, and began flipping through books on art—because Indigo Chapters Chapters Indigo Indigo has coolly branched out—and found one on the works of the Group of Seven.

 

Of course I had heard of the Gof7 before; elementary school gave us all a solid glimpse. However, it wasn’t until I was seeing their work on thick, crisp paper in a hardcover book that I truly awed at their historical pieces. I stopped at ‘Mt Lefroy’, by Lawren Harris.

 

This is what took my breath away. At first glance, it seems like a sort of ‘paint-by-numbers’ artist’s interpretation, attempting to compress the landscape’s vastness into a more accessible piece to the public’s eye (and much later, to that of the Calendar Club).

 

Still paused on the same page and I remember when I saw Lefroy in person: earlier that year, 2017, sitting on a rock on the edge of the Plain of Six Glaciers trail