At present, several artists are represented in the National Gallery of Canada as a special exhibit. The Governor General's Awards In Visual And Media Arts is an annual event for the last eighteen years, awarding Canadian artists, and this year's artists are featured in this space. One of those artists is the Siksika (Blackfoot) artist Adrian Stimson. Beyond Redemption is a 2010 art installation by the artist, using a mounted bison, surrounded by frames covered with bison robes that eerily feel like First Nations peoples. The frames come from remnants of the residential school he attended, and the work as a whole weaves together the sacred and sacriligious, or the living and the spiritual.
My path then took me up into the world art section, where I wandered among the old masterpieces. One room, designated the Baroque Room, is a particular favourite, and I took a couple of wide angle shots in here.
I like taking perspective shots of the various galleries and side corridors in the building.
Turning around from the above shot gives us a view of Antonio Canova's Dancer, which I always seem to photograph when I'm in here.
Mrs. R.J. Sainsbury is an oil painting dating to 1940-41 by the British artist Wyndham Lewis.
I finish this tour with Standing Nude, by the French artist Aristide Maillol. A limestone carving done between 1919-21, it stands prominently along the main staircase descending from the world art area.