Battle of Artois
Battle of Hill
Battle of Loos
Battle of Passchendaele
Battle of the Somme
Battle of Verdun
Battle of Vimy Ridge
Battle(s) of Ypres
60,661 Dead and a country of wounded.
Canada created as an Independent and Sovereign nation
Group of Seven members AY Jackson, Lawren Harris, and Frederick Varley were commissioned to paint and record Canadian victories in the devastation and horror of chemical warfare. The nightmare of these en plein air painting experiences is beyond comprehension or belief.
My only testament as a Canadian who has traveled coast to coast , every village, township, community, municipality, corner store and railroad crossing was devastated by loss in WWI. The mill that grinds, memorials are everywhere to the flour of our country.
Nature is never inferior to art, for the arts imitate nature, Nature in its most perfect and comprehensive form cannot fall short of art, Art does the inferior for the sake of the superior, Therefore Universal Nature does so too
More ancient than any civilization, the power of nature created a phoenix, a Canadian School , a group of seven men, determined to honour the spirit and sacrifices of our great nation.
Pierre AJ Sabourin Canada 150 2017