RE-CREATION FRAME CHOICES
Add your own finishing touch to your Thomson textured reproduction with a choice of three hand-crafted Larson-Juhl frames:
Reflecting trends from Thomson's era, the museum selected frames for the Thomson re-creations are from Larson-Juhl's beautiful, gold Salon collection.
Finish: Gold - Width: 3" - Height: 1 3.8"
A flexible and versatile choice for any décor, Larson Juhl's Intermezzo molding features cherry wood veneer, with a profile that works in formal, traditional, and contemporary spaces.
Finish: Dark Wood - Width: 2.5" - Height: 1.375"
In a soft gold tone, Larson-Juhl's Zen molding boasts a contemporary profile with a tranquil, neutral style and luxury, gently hammered details.
Finish: Gold - Width: 1.375" - Height: 2"
THE STORY BEHIND THOMSON'S PAINTING
When Tom Thomson painted on pulp board supports he would usually prepare them with a warm, ochre-coloured oil paint, which can usually be seen at the surface between individual strokes of paint, providing a unifying half-tone, or a background color to counterpoint with lively tints.
This technique was especially useful for Sunset Sky, providing general tone for the richly glowering sunset when there would have been a special need to work rapidly to capture such an effect without muddying the colors. Thomson achieved this by mixing tints on his palette before laying them on in individual glides.
The sketch shows him experimenting with an array of tints, from burnt orange to pale blue-green, which many painters would shy away from. The overall horizontal alignment of the strokes is fitting for calm landscapes and cloud studies and the array of tints produced in Sunset Sky would eventually form the building blocks of Thomson’s celebrated masterpiece, The Jack Pine.
VERUS ART RE-CREATION FEATURES
Certificate of Authenticity
Each work is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, signed by the National Gallery of Canada.
An exclusive edition of only 350 re-creations authorized by the National Gallery of Canada.
Each re-creation is printed on an aluminum panel with the highest quality archival inks and a limited lifetime warranty.
High Fidelity Re-creations
The National Gallery of Canada compares the master proof against the original before authenticating the edition.
Premium Hand-Crafted Frames
Premium hand-crafted frames reflect the style of the historical era of the original artwork.
Making Art More Accessible
The National Gallery of Canada receives re-creations for educational purposes and royalties from every purchase.