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Traditional patterns

Boyer was an indigenous Canadian artist of the Métis people and he used traditional Canadian patterns in his work, like the bilateral symmetry seen here.

Fields of color

Boyer combined Canadian Northern Plains designs with the influence of contemporary abstract, color field painters.

Texture and tone

Boyer used thickly applied paint to add texture and tone to his work. Up close you can see the layers of paint on top of one another.

Like the Last Snows of Winter, Robert Boyer, 1991

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Ripples on the shore

Almeida Júnior picks out these peaceful ripples with sketched, white brushstrokes.

In the shallows

The deeper water of the ocean beyond contrasts with the bright blue-green shallows.

Take me to the beach!

Brazil's most famous painter knows how to create an atmosphere. Here, it's a peaceful escape to a deserted beach in the bay of Guarajá.

Seascape, Guarujá, Almeida Júnior, 1895

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