The Jack Pine By Tom Thomson Analysis

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Register to read the introduction… Dark shadows are starting to appear and everything is becoming dark for the night. The sky and the water in the lake get darker as they come toward the front of the painting. The tree and the closer shore, are in forming shadows because we are facing the sun and are behind the landscape to show the silhouette of the vivid pine tree. One can also see the shading in and among the rocky shore. That expresses the contours and ridges of the uneven surface of the ground. The tree is very bold and striking because of the lighting in the background, making it lighter than the tree that is closest to the viewer. There is a very pronounced object, being the tree, as the main focus for attention and …show more content…
He knew the Group of Seven as close friends, but was not a member because he died in a canoeing accident three years before the group was started. He used the sketches that he made as a replica or an ideal for the paintings that he painted during the winter time. Thomson's paintings were not the conventional landscape style that one might think of, but as clearly realistic and abstract in the brightly coloured forms. He also worked in a different sort of texture. Although Thomson did not sell many of his paintings during his lifetime, his exhibitions after his death brought many sales and international acknowledgment towards the Canadian terrain and Tom Thomson himself. Tom Thomson found a lot of his inspiration in the wilderness of the Ontario topography. Most of Thomson's painting were of the outback of Canada, which is where he found his happiness and his vision. He spent a lot of time at one of the National Parks in Ontario, while he studied the forestry and territory of the country. He interpreted the outdoors and transformed it into what he saw as an artist. One can see his emotion and the symbolic significance through his style of painting. Thomson influenced many, mainly Canadian, artists such as Emily …show more content…
Tom Thomson is my favorite Canadian artist because he can take something so simple and change it into something so astounding. He took such a simple lone tree and made it striking. I also love the colours that he uses in every little detail. Thomson would layer about three or four colours to get a specific look and capture what he was embracing at the moment. I love the way he paints. There are uncomplicated shapes and forms that make up a more impressive figure. He applies the paint as if it was a puzzle to put together. There is a real sense of the expressed spirit of the land and the experience of nature. I like how this painting is basic and classic. It shows that even the simplest of things can be beautiful and that there is a natural awareness in everything. This piece pleases me because it can give people a chance to see what some people are not as fortunate to see and who don't take the time to look twice at what most people take for granted. This painting doesn't leave me with any questions because it is so straight forward and there is a main

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