Saturday, January 30, 2016

Modern Art And Gallery Architecture

This is one of the gallery spaces in the more contemporary section of world artists. I should have photographed the information on this hanging sculpture.


This particular sculpture is called Rock Drill, by the British artist Jacob Epstein. Cast in 1916, it's bronze on a stone base. It reminds me of something out of Tolkien, or perhaps the steampunk genre. Have a look at what the information panel on it has to say. I can also see something of the Frankenstein monster to it.


This balcony view takes in a space on the lower level. I walked among that exhibit- the art is First Nations based- but didn't photograph it.


Stepping out of the collection gives a view of this ramp leading down to the glass tower and the main level. I'll be wrapping up this series tomorrow.

27 comments:

  1. Fun walking about with you William

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  2. I like the round ceiling in the first picture.

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  3. Looks like a very nice museum.

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  4. I liked much more the first parts of the gallery!

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  5. Most of the time I'm very happy living in a rural area but when I see photos of museums I wish I lived in the city. ;))

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  6. none of these are my favourites, not a huge fan of this type of thing.

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  7. Good shots...but I've never been a fan of modern art.

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  8. Thanks for sharing your walks and tours, William! :)

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  9. Rock drill certainly has shape and action. I'm not sure about anything else about it.

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  10. @Cloudia: it's been fun showing it.

    @Marleen: most of the rooms here are like that, with side galleries being different.

    @Bill: it is!

    @VP: me too- I tend to move through contemporary art rather quickly.

    @EG: getting out to museums can be a problem when you're far from a city.

    @Gill: I can see that.

    @Norma: neither have I.

    @Linda: you're welcome.

    @Red: it's unusual. I think that's why it drew my eye.

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  11. That sculpture in the top photo is called "Jacaranda" by Alexander Calder. I recognized it as a Calder sculpture so I looked it up. I do enjoy his pieces.

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  12. It looks like I missed a weeks worth of posts here about the National Art Gallery so I'll just make one comment. It would b e a place I'd love to visit some day if I ever get back to Ottawa. The chapel intrigued me a lot. Thanks for sharing your visit there. I went to the Lord Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton a few years ago and photos weren't allowed. I'm not sure if that rule is 'relaxed' now or not. It is currently closed for a few months of renovations including an extension. I guess I'd better visit it when it re-opens.

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  13. I love Calder's work and that is a good one, William!

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  14. So... I was going to say it looks like a Calder but...

    I love Calder this one's cool!

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  15. The gallery has a Tate Modern feel about it. Sometimes the spaces are as interesting as the art.

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  16. @Sharon: thank you! I did like this, and I've had a look at other works by him. That's one case of modern art that appeals to me. I'll have to photograph this one again from another angle. And looking at the shot, I want to get a closer photo of that painting at the end of the room.

    @Pamela: I've never been in that gallery, but I've heard good things about it.

    @RedPat: thank you! It did catch my eye.

    @Ciel: I quite agree.

    @Jenny: yes, I agree.

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  17. An interesting art space. Love the presentation of open space in the first photo so you can move close to the art and the sculpture makes me think of an arty Darth Vader mask...

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  18. This is so fun. It is as if we're in the gallery with you. I can almost hear your voice!

    Janis
    GDP

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  19. This is a massive structure...love that glass tower!

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  20. I really like the building William not so sure about the sculptures, I think I'll stick with the Cezanne...

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  21. @Gemma: I hadn't thought of Vader, but you're right.

    @Inna: it is!

    @Janis: thanks!

    @Lowell: more of the tower tomorrow.

    @Geoff: I will be back here again for more photography.

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  22. The architect is fine. Preferred the other artwork.

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  23. I agree with EG. I like living in the country but these shots make me long for a city trip. I was glad to see the mobile identified as Calder; I thought it looked like his work. And I too thought of Darth Vader when I saw the second shot. I'm enjoying your trip through the museum.

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  24. The sculpture called Rock Drill is my favourite today.
    I'm looking forward to see some of the rest of the architucture of the building.

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  25. Thanks for the walking tour of this great place. I'm still amazed by the building itself.

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