Scarecrow

Maxwell Bates

BIRTH YEAR 1906
BIRTH PLACE Calgary, Alberta
DEATH YEAR 1980
DEATH PLACE Victoria, British Columbia
MEDIUM Oil on canvas board
DATE 1965
DIMENSIONS 76.2cm x 61cm x 1cm
ACCESSION NUMBER FAC 1565
CREDIT LINE Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, the Ottawa Art Gallery Donated to the City of Ottawa by the Ontario Heritage Foundation
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
Heavy brushstrokes depict a landscape with a scarecrow in the foreground on the left and a house on the right with a person in a blue shirt and pants standing in front of it with his back to the viewer. The house is painted in black, with a pattern drawn into the paint. The roof is rust and grey and there a small rust framed window in the upper right. The sky in the background is deep blue and the fields surrounding the house are a mix yellow, ochre, green and brown, with a strip of red along the horizon in the background.

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