This is a busy weekend here. Ottawa Buskerfest started yesterday and runs through the weekend, and we have the Civic Holiday weekend as well, so I'll be taking a good many shots.
Carrying on with the series, this is an oil painting by the British artist John Constable, done in 1820. It is titled Salisbury Cathedral From The Bishop's Grounds.
French artist Charles Meynier painted this large neoclassical oil painting in 1810. It is titled Wisdom Defending Youth From The Arrows Of Love. It takes the Roman goddesses Venus and Minerva as two of its subjects, while its youth is divided between desire and duty, something that would have been resonating in Meynier's life and French society at the time. It is a new acquisition to the Gallery; there was a feature on it recently in one of our newspapers.
Another mythological story is the basis for this oil painting by French artist Antoine-Jean Gros, dating to 1821. Bacchus and Ariadne depicts the mythological story of Ariadne, left behind by Theseus on the island of Naxos, where the god of wine Bacchus has come to comfort her.
British artist J.M.W. Turner also drew from mythology for this oil painting from 1836, titled Mercury And Argus. Turner's style of romantic landscapes provides the setting for the messenger god Mercury (Hermes to the Greeks) lulling the shepherd giant Argus to sleep.
This is the work of Claude Monet, an oil panting from around 1884, titled A Stormy Sea.
The last time I showed you around the Gallery, this sculpture by Alexander Calder caught the eye of several readers, so I decided to show it from a couple of angles. It's Jacaranda, a mobile sculpture from 1949, hanging in the center of this space.