Spring in Algonquin Park oil on board 1917
Early Spring, Canoe Lake
Frozen Lake Early Spring Algonquin Park oil on board 1914
Early Spring oil on board 21.6 x 26.8 cm 1917
Spring Ice oil on canvas 72 x 102.3 cm 1916
The rough beauty of Thomson's work cuts me deeply, like listening to Beethoven, and has me thinking that aesthetic beauty is a very complex subject indeed- much more complex than Scott Burdick seems to think in his video "The Banishment of Beauty", mentioned in yesterday's post.
Thomson's early death at the age of 39 is wrapped in mystery, said to be caused by a either a boating accident, suicide over a failed relationship or lack of recognition, or even murder.