mysteries from the other side of the rainbow …

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‘1916 Rainbow’, Tom Thomson

Enjoying the intriguing Tom Thomson tweets of ‘Last Spring’: aka @TTLastSpring

A tweet-by-tweet guide to the artist’s last spring, leading up to his mysterious 1917 death in Ontario’s Algonquin Park. Like the Twitter account recounting the events of the Second World War in real time, the tweets have been carefully constructed based on historical information …’

‘At the heart of the project is Thomson’s mysterious death. He was last seen alive around midday on July 8, 1917. Accident? Suicide? Foul play? And if murder, who was the perpetrator?’

Only 30 days until he meets his mysterious fate …

PS: How oddly fab he tweets & follows back … genius!

tom thomson: canoes, dark pines & painted lakes …

On this day in 1917, Tom Thomson was last seen alive at Canoe Lake, Algonquin Park, ON …

Much mystery and intrigue continues to surround his untimely death …

Photograph: Tom Thomson at Lake Scugog, T. H. Marten, Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON
Painting: Jack Pine by Tom Thomson, 1917, via here