Tag Archives: Canada

Canadian Artists: Cornelius Krieghoff (1815 – 1872)

Last week, I took a visit to the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO).

I went on a Wednesday night, where after 6pm, they have free entry. This was my second visit. My first visit had been a Highlights Tour (which took all evening, and left no time to mosey around alone), but this time, I wanted to take a closer look at the Canadian art.

As I walked around, I fell in love with a 19th century Canadian painter called Cornelius Kreighoff.

Cornelius Krieghoff (1815 – 1872)

As you can tell by his surname, he is not really Canadian. Although he did become one eventually, and is now acclaimed as one of the greatest Canadian artists of all time.

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Murdoch Mysteries

Out of all the historical people I have learnt about this year, the most interesting character who comes to mind is not an actual person in history, but a fictional TV character.

Mr Murdoch from Murdoch Mysteries. 

The Canadian version of Sherlock Holmes. Continue reading Murdoch Mysteries

Did You Know: The Vikings in Canada

Did you know…?

The Vikings were actually the first Europeans to discover Canada? Continue reading Did You Know: The Vikings in Canada