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Title: Beaver Pond, Kananaskis

Date: no date

Creator: Ted Godwin

Additional Creator Information: Canadian (b. 1933)

Medium: oil and pastel on board

In Beaver Pond, Ted Godwin uses Impressionist brushstrokes with red pastel accents to create an image that illustrates and celebrates the landscape it's depicting. You'll notice the riverbank is mirrored in the surface of the water in such a way that it's hard to tell which part of the image is the landscape and which is a reflection.

Why do you think the artist painted this image from the middle of the stream? Why did the artist paint this work on wood?

Collection Area: Art

Rights Holder: Collection of Glenbow Museum; Gift of Arthur and Betty Ward, 2001

Catalogue No: 2001.088.004

Image No: P0017635

Learn More:
This artwork can be used in conjunction with Place: Transformation and Change education guide from the online teacher's resource series 21st Century Learning: Links to Our Collection.

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