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The importance of the works (paintings) of Jackson and Group of Seven
The first exhibition of 1920, set the pace and name of a group of individuals who called themselves the group of seven. This is a group of individuals who have had a great deal in carrying out paintings in schools and higher learning institutions. Many of their paintings hung on class room walls in many Canadian schools. The works of this group of seven has been attributed to a risen pride in the country’s museum, with extensive discussions of the country’s art taking shape and competition. They participated in the birth of the country’s vision, evolution and development.
The Canadian identity, social, political and even cultural stability has been attributed to the work of the group of seven. The nature and landscape of the country as portrayed by the movie observed, poses numerous potentials that the work of art and any other such-like activity can thrive. Basing on the climatic conditions of the nation, we can say that the work of art among the group of seven has assisted in bringing out authenticity of the nation. This in itself is an inspiration to both the citizens and foreign people who visit the country. Specify more on the works of the group of seven, a lot has been done to offset the imbalances that mostly become stumbling blocks in the development of various nations (National Geographic Society.
They are actually dated back to four decades after the confederation of the country. The state of the nation was rugged bearing in mind that it was still developing. It was actually suffering economically. This thwarted other arms of development as social, economic, cultural and academic successes that were to boost the state of the nation. Socially speaking, the nation had not abandoned its old and undermining modes of living. The anonymous views and landscape as viewed in the movie, backed by the cloudy screen of the academicians of Europe, portray a great wealth that the nation has in custody. Nonetheless, most of the citizens had not bothered to undertake any procedural and objective activity to undisclose the beauty of the nation as it was done by the group of seven. There was actually little, and I some cases no interest at all in artistic innovation. This quantifies that fact that the country was still in a verge of exploring ways, trends, means and certainties of taking the nation to an expected sphere of development.
It was at this juncture that a group of painters started to have meetings in one of the places called Toronto. At its genesis, the sole goal was to mutually strike ways in which they were able to support its individual members. Moreover, the art of painting was to be advanced by those who had taken interest in it and pursued practically. It was therefore a place where they could meet and share ideas on how best to improve on their painting tactics in order to add value. Moreover, it was at this meeting that the sorrows of the nation’s poor state came to a limelight. The individuals were actually guided by Harris, Jackson, Arthur, McDonald and Tom Thomson, among others who comprised the number of seven. Some of the members were not able to proceed with the goals of the group’s genesis due to their own personal perspectives. This group of individuals would move form one wilderness to the other with a sole aim of improving their state of painting. They stayed together, worked, ate and even shared their own and individual dreams. Besides this, they shared their dreams and visions together and thus game out with a solid foundation on where the poor state of the nation emerged from. In their works of art, they embraced modern and tradition concepts and ideologies of painting as imagery. They could link the nature of the landscape of the nation together with what was to happen and what could be done to specifically improve the present state of the nation. It was at this instance that they were able to find the imagery that had a possibility of imprinting itself on the consciousness of the nation. The depiction of the craggy and wind-bowed forest vista of the Canadian screen that would finally be likened to a notion displaying the nation’s strength and independence was finally born.
The group then considered the concepts that the country was supposed to be independent so that it can take its place in the expression of the native culture. This was also to elicit interest from the outside world on the nature of the nation. Their emphasis of nativity of the nation drew the attentions of Van Gogh and Gauguin. In 1912, some of the group’s members had a chance to visit the Scandinavian country and look at the nature of paintings its experts were doing. An idea was finally scooped from this country that actually transformed their nature and credibility of work. It was a real turning point for the painters. They learnt of the Scandinavians’ use of simple lines, bright paintings to exemplify the conditions of the northern landscapes and many other ideologies. It came to their minds that most of these kinds of paintings were supposed to be espied and got done in the northern Canadian wilderness. The northern subjects were therefore synthesised and the nature of the images were to become the hallmark of the group of seven.
Immediately, the exhibitions done by the group elicited enormous heated debates on whether they were still dwelling on the culture of the country. This is actually what jam started their fame, and the subsequent development of the nation. They were criticized in many ways but they were able to turn their criticisms into warm decisions that later gave them the right victory. They demonstrated nationalistic approach to ideas, whether favourable or not, since for every criticism they suffered, they were able to passionately absorbed their criticisms.
There were other factors that played a great deal in making sure that the group of seven was successful. Primarily, a number of these people were teachers, writers and speakers. They readily had the national gallery and audience to mount their exhibitions demonstrating their intelligent work, for instance the US, Paris and the Great Britain. This enabled them expand their boundaries of operation even to outside countries. Moreover, they received overwhelming support from the director of Canadian national gallery. Moreover, it is the nature of nationalism that actually created the group of seven. They were ambassadors of their own works of art, but they integrated it with nationalism, which struck to their need to be involved in the national functions and ceremonies. Often, the quality of their art was overlooked, but what remained clear was the fact that the nation’s presentation features were adopted and instilled in the lives of the citizens.
The group of seven did a lot that actually brokered the nation’s identity, social well-being and even the cultural effectiveness. They introduced the idea that the nation’s art is as important as the nation itself. It struck a belief that this art could one day make noise, explore and be heard, seen and appreciated in an international arena. There was a galvanization of the nation’s art and since it acquired a community. This idea led to a later development of museums and national parks besides governmental departments that were to authoritatively spearhead the establishment and expansion of the nation’s art.
The works of the group of seven have played critical roles in the establishment of the nation’s stable and equitable economy besides its icon-state point of view. When we look at the works of the group of seven, many creations that give the nation pride are a derivation of what the group of seven established a long time ago. Moreover, this idea ranges from the evolution of the country’s independence and art to the present modern platforms that have transcended with time. Modern homes are being established with an aim of preserving the country’s natural and even long-ago established wealth. They are the steps that are being taken to foster the prosperity of the Canadian wilderness. Moreover, they have epitomised a variance of perspectives.
There are a wide spread establishment of game reserves and national parks in the country. This is done with a core reason of building a home where the nations pride derived from the wilderness is kept under check. Basing on the works of the group of seven, the natural features, the living wild life and even the man made features need to be well protected in order to last long. At the moment, yes, the country dwells in a glory that was long established by a small group of seven, yet it has existed to the present age. The nation’s identity is directly linked to the presence of the wilderness with enormous wealth and pride that has shifted the attention of the nation to greater expectations. The nation’s landscape is a striking feature. The forests are being preserved, mountains well protected in order to make sure that the tradition of the nation is upheld. This has greatly attributed to a high-held identity of the nation from the outside world.
The Canadian culture is one of the features that have been well expressed across the entire globe. This is basically due to the way in which it originated from a small perspective taken by the citizens of this nation. Culture is basically an explanation of the artistic, musical and literary points of view of the nation. Moreover, it touches on the nation’s social existence that has been a foundation ground for many successes being appreciated by the country. Though the nation’s strong and influencing culture has been influenced by other cultures as those of Europe and British traditions, it still has its foundations rooted. There are therefore meditative measures that have always been put in place to make sure that the original copy of the nation’s culture is always given coherent protection. This clearly is an epitome of what took place in the birth of this culture; it is to preserve the Canadian wilderness. The cultural practices in the form of art and music are the other forms of cultural preservation aspects that should make the wilderness dwell for a long time .
The country’s nationalistic perspective applies the ideologies of different levels that work towards promoting the country’s interests. The core reason and aim for the nation is directed towards the need to protect the sovereignty and loyalty of the people to the state, or from the state to the people. The influence of other states is what keeps the nation always on the verge of protection since this could derail the power therein. Moreover, the nationality is an aspect that was established by a small group of individuals, yet it has risen to a level where it is every ones role to protect the nation’s sovereignty and loyalty. Since the nations dwells on the fact that the natural resources are a creation and a preserve of the state, it is well instilled in the heart of the government that there is need to always make sure that it is kept under check. Nationalism transcends all the way from the top governance to the bottom roots of the real origin of the nation. Canadian wilderness is considered the nations icon of hope and pride, and this can always be true if the right measures are undertaken to make a preservation of it. Moreover, the nationalism dates back to the early group of seven who had to go beyond the expectations of the people and the nature of art, just to demonstrate nationalism and commitment to the nation.
In conclusion, the physical appearance of the nation is of iconic importance. Its natural flora and fauna could be thought the core reason for the pride that the nation dwells in. It is true that the wilderness changes, and may not remain a wilderness forever. For it to remain a forever icon of the land, it has been the practise of the nation to practise control measures that always ensure that the natural existence is never interfered with, with even improvements being made. The wilderness is considered of subtle importance in Canada, and this has always prompted the nation to preserve and protect it. The present state of the Canadian mind is mainly to make a preserve of its natural existence as it is the core reason for the success of the nation in terms of its social, economic cultural and even national coherence and stability.