Friday, June 30, 2017

Masterpiece - 3

And so I finally came face to face with this masterpiece. "Massacre of the Innocents" by Peter Paul Rubens in 1611-1612 based on the Gospel of Matthew.This is the first of the 2 that Rubens painted and was considered lost for a while until it resurfaced and was sold in a Sotheby's auction to Canadian collector Kenneth Thomson ($117M). 

The painting measures 142 x 182 cm and is the centerpiece of the Thomson collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario. It is a horrific scene but I did not look at the painting that way. I admired how Rubens imagined the event to be and how he had translated this through his brush and hands. 

One must look at it for real to admire. No photo can do justice to any masterpiece.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Masterpieces - 1

Happiness is when you come face to face with some masterpieces. 
Some of the few at the National Gallery of Ontario in Ottawa.

Paul Cezanne's
The Road to Auvers-sur-Oise
1873-1874

Paul Cezanne's Forest
1902-1904


Paul Cezanne's  
Meadow and Farm of Jas de Bouffan
1885-1887

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Kensington Market : Street Art

I have been browsing my computer drives and chanced upon these Kensington photos taken a year ago. I still find them very appealing, thus posting them here.
These photos were not included in my previous Kensington post in February 2016.






Partner in anything.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Decorative Art at Charles Sauriol Conservation Area

I don't know what they are called but I enjoyed looking at them. Found on the portion below the train track and as a safety handrail are these cute artworks that seem to tell a story. 
(I did not take a photo of all).



Charles Sauriol Conservation Area - June 1, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

8 Days to Canada 150!

More things to love Canada! 
Just about anywhere, there are...

 GARDENS

RIVERS

LAKES

TRAILS

No shortage of communing with Nature here in Canada.