The Group of Seven

From Canvas to Reality: Its time to start exploring Northeastern Ontario’s Group of Seven Landscapes  

Art can be complex, it can definitely be a matter of personal taste, it can even cause confusion when the expression cannot be understood.  Today, however, we are very lucky as we can stand in front of many of the landscapes that inspired Canada’s greatest art collectives works of art.  These paintings, many of them painted at the turn of the 19th century, are hung in galleries across Canada, but especially right here in Ontario, because Ontario was their home.  So not only can we see the beauty of their works, we can visit the beauty of the landscapes that inspired them.  

These sites that were captured on their canvases, united this group and their beliefs and started Canada’s first internationally recognized art movement.  The Group of Seven painted Canadian landscapes and today many of these landscapes remain untouched, still as beautiful as they were when they were indeed the Group of Seven’s inspiration.  And many of these sites are right here, in Northeastern Ontario, just a short drive from Toronto.   

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