“The sky is the source of light in Nature and it governs everything.” – Romantic painter John Constable, born #OTD. (via @agotoronto)

“I shut my eyes in order to see.” Paul Gauguin, the influential pioneer of Symbolist art, was born #OTD in 1848. (via @agotoronto)

#OTD 1920, provincial legislation establishes the #TTC. Here’s looking at you Peter Witt streetcar no. 2648! (via @TorontoArchives)

The Symbolist movement began with Baudelaire’s “Les Fleurs du mal,” published #OTD in 1857. (via @agotoronto)

From @globeandmail collection #OTD 1929: teddy bear potato. One of many weird veggie photos. (via @TorontoArchives)

Franklin Carmichael, painter, founding member of the #GroupofSeven, was born in Ontario, #OTD 1890 (via @cdnencyclopedia)