Comments on a cultural reality between past and future.

This blog describes Metatime in the Posthuman experience, drawn from Sir Isaac Newton's secret work on the future end of times, a tract in which he described Histories of Things to Come. His hidden papers on the occult were auctioned to two private buyers in 1936 at Sotheby's, but were not available for public research until the 1990s.

Monday, December 24, 2012

The Light of Christmas Past

Clarence Gagnon (1881-1942), Après la tempête (After the Storm; ca. 1922). Image Source: Galerie Walter Klinkhoff.

Few painters have captured the northern winter colour palette like the Canadian Impressionists; a number of their works were recently up for sale. Clarence Gagnon, in particular, was able to convey Quebec's pale turquoise and washed out mulberry skies, the way light looks when the water in the air is frozen.

Clarence Gagnon, Christmas Mass (1908); he painted a similar piece. Image Source: McMichael.

Clarence Gagnon, The Ice Harvest. Image Source: Art Country Canada.
Clarence Gagnon, Winter Morning in Baie St-Paul (between 1926 and 1934). Image Source: Fair White Frogman.
Clarence Gagnon, A Québec Village Street, Winter (1920). Image Source: AGO.
Clarence Gagnon, Return from Church. Image Source: Poster Cartel.
Clarence Gagnon, Eutrope Gagnon Visits. Image Source: McMichael.

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