The Natural Habitat of an Object, by Paul Wackers, 2007

It's finally winter here in NYC, long cold nights and bright days, but that doesn't mean we're down in the dumps.

In fact, we love winter and the bare branches and sparkling snow. Recently we spotted this painting by Paul Wacker (above) from 2007 and it recalled to us the work of the early 20th century Canadian roughly-affiliated group of painters the Group of Seven. It's always exciting to see work that echoes each other across centuries, whether or not the artists inspired each other, and these three seem to make a lovely, winter-y pairing.

Franklin Carmichael, Mirror Lake, 1929

 Lawren Harris, Mount Robson, 1929

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