1928 The Humberside Mural

  • Humberside Mural Panel - Explorers and Builders of Canada

    Humberside Mural

    Although different in style to Lismer’s well-known Canadian landscapes, this work reveals his creative philosophy that murals should inspire, illuminate and educate. “The artist as mural painter must possess a different mental and spiritual equipment, a sense of orchestration and powerful and fanciful imagination and, to be a great decorator, a nature that can rise above the objective and the literal... The ability to think; to visualize noble proportions, to project onto the surface of the wall a nobler, grander pattern of life than the fussy realism of the average subject picture ..."

    Arthur Lismer

    Oil on canvas (mural)

    2012.X.912

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    Painting of European and First Nations people outside surrounded by nature.