quote:Originally posted by KSC02:quote:Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:quote:Originally posted by The Old Man:
Steve Martin wants L.A. to know, and love, Canadian painter Lawren HarriS
Lawren Harris is exactly the type of "Canadian" art I dislike. I"m not a big fan of any of the Group of Seven but Harris' northern art makes me shudder.
I respect that, Rob.
That said I'm not shy to say that Lawren Harris is my favorite of the Group of Seven by a very wide margin. Love his work!
And I can respect that. A great many people do love his work. No one's art tastes are any more right or correct than the next. If Harris floats your boat, cool just like if it's crushed velvet Elvises (Elvi?).
He was too good at capturing the stark, desolate coldness that can pervade Canada and looking at many of his works makes me feel uncomfortable, cold and lonely/alone. I don't feel enjoyment from those feelings!