• A little art for May 8, 1945: The second world war seen by Canadians
    Art,  Events,  May 8, 1945

    A little art for May 8, 1945: The second world war seen by Canadians

    Affected in Newfoundland Painting by Paul Goranson, 1942 (reproduction) You could meet military personnel everywhere on the home front. Goranson shows civilians mingling with the military on a train in Newfoundland. Painting by Alex Colville, 1946 The painting depicts soldiers moving painfully on a muddy path in the Netherlands, in December 1944. It looks as if they will get out of the picture. Colville said that his canvas “expressed the terrible life he had to lead: lack of sleep, food, constantly exposed to danger”. He added, “It’s amazing what these people were going through. They suffered it, these young people quite ordinary. ” Orville Fisher painting, 1945 Fisher, a war…