Sunday, January 31, 2016

Taking Leave Of The National Gallery Of Canada

From the second floor one gets some good upper views of the glass tower at the National Gallery.

There's a staircase heading down (as well as elevators), but the staircase provides a good way to frame a shot.

This sculpture in the staircase is Standing Nude, by the French sculptor Aristide Maillol, dating back to 1919-21.

Another view on the main floor inside the glass tower, and turning to the right takes in the entrance to the Monet exhibit I mentioned when I started this series. I hope you've enjoyed this series.


  1. The National Gallery of Canada is a huge and beautiful building.


  2. The glass tower looks so beautiful.
    This National Gallery is really huge and beautiful. And the photo serie about it was significant.

  3. It is an impressive building the National Galery, thanks for sharing.

  4. I love the geometry of the first two photos...
    and the fact that it is now dark.


  5. I have enjoyed the trip around the National Gallery very much William, merci beaucoup!

  6. @Tomas: it is.

    @Orvokki: thanks!

    @Marianne: you're welcome.

    @Janis: thank you.

    @Grace: you're welcome.

    @Hilary: I agree!

  7. Yes, i've enjoyed your series on the National Gallery! Really should pay it a visit so eday.

  8. one thing for sure, there is a real mix of works displayed there, to suit all tastes.

  9. Yes, it's a good series and I would like to go back and see it again.

  10. It's really huge inside. An interesting place!

  11. Back in 2006 I went to the Maillol Museum in Paris to see and exhibit of photos of Marilyn Monroe that had not been on display before. Obviously, the museum was also full of his sculptures. I enjoyed it thoroughly.

  12. Love the 1st 2 shots of the gallery, very impressive.

  13. It's a beautiful space William and I didn't know this particular sculpture of Maillol!

  14. The perfect ending to a delightful series!

  15. @Furry Gnome: every Canadian should see this place at least once.

    @EG: it's quite a place to contain art!

    @Gill: there's a tremendous amount, and yes, for all tastes.

    @Red: it's well worth seeing again.

    @Marleen: that it is.

    @Linda: thanks!

    @Sharon: I'll have to see that museum someday.

    @Nancy: thank you.

    @VP: thanks!

    @Ciel: I don't think the Gallery has any more of his works, at least in the form of sculpture. Given that this is on the stairs, it's the only exhibit in the place not accessible to those with wheelchairs. And yet it seems to suit the location.

    @Norma: thank you!

  16. Such a beautiful view! I love this large space not cluttered with stuff!

  17. This is what happens when I don't carry out some blog visits in a while.. I miss some of my favourite things. Good thing I scrolled back to see the Impressionist art. I would love to see that Monet exhibit. I've seen dozens of his pieces in and around Boston and NYC.. and elsewhere, and just never tire of him and other Impressionist artists. Thanks for this.

  18. Truly grand and beautiful building!

  19. I like these shots from the upper floors, that a very well designed building..

  20. I like all the glass in the building. The last photos make clear how big this museum is.

  21. It seems to be a wonderful building, William!

  22. @Tamago: during the Christmas holidays there was a big tree in here.

    @Hilary: you're welcome.

    @Merisi: that it is.

    @Eve: thanks!

    @Geoff: I agree.

    @Jan: it is pretty big.

    @Revrunner: particularly at night.

    @RedPat: it is!

  23. Fantastic series of a fantastic place. The windows are gorgeous.

  24. It is very impressive! I have really your collection of photos of The National Gallery.

  25. I love the design of this place and that marvelous sculpture. Thank you for sharing a wonderful series on the gallery. All very enjoyable.

  26. Thank you, William! I've enjoyed this series. The National Gallery is a real treasure.

  27. This has been a nice introduction to the building and collections, William

  28. The kids took their kids to the Monet exhibit. They weren't thrilled. They are a bit young! I was driving on my way home at that point.

  29. The enormity of the space there is amazing! I'm sure the art is also...

  30. @Mari: definitely!

    @Lois: thank you!

    @Denise: you're welcome.

    @Kay: it's a pleasure to show.

    @Cloudia: thanks!

    @Jennifer: I loved the Monet exhibit.

    @Pat: it is!