This documentary follows painter A.Y. Jackson on his canoe trips and on foot to the northern wilderness of Canada in autumn. This leading member of the Group of Seven discusses his approach to his subject matter and shows some of his paintings.
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Great look at his technique, and it really solidified something I noticed about his work. It struck me, as a native of Alberta, that he wasn't really adequate to the task of painting Western Canada. Now I can connect why his genteel, fluid style doesn't work: Ontario and Quebec actually look like that.
CoryTheRaven, 27 Jun 2012
What a treasure to see a Canadian icon in his element. Bravo NFB!