Today I conclude my series from the National Gallery of Canada, until the next time I stop in. From the second level landing, I photographed down into the grand hall.
From the other side of the landing, I photographed along the lower and upper corridors, and the rampway that leads down to the grand hall.
When I came down the stairs, I looked up and decided to photograph the staircase.
Here we have a view from within the grand hall. Looking out the windows, one can see the lights of Parliament Hill out there.
Another temporary exhibit being held here (until mid-March) is Paul Klee: The Berggruen Collection From the Metropolitan Museum Of Art, showcasing a large selection of works by the artist. I went in and had a look, but generally speaking his style didn't really do anything for me.
I did decide to show you one example of his work. Athlete's Head is a 1932 work, a combination of watercolour, gouache, and graphite on paper. The sheet is covered with four thousand squares Klee applied with a small brush and a mix of colours.
I came back out of the exhibit and headed back towards the grand hall, where I photographed more of the space.
...this is a destination that I would enjoy visiting on a regular basis.ReplyDelete
Art galleries have a way of looking similar throughout the world (a bit like shopping malls which are the same everywhere).ReplyDelete
It was a very beautiful trip ...ReplyDelete
I love the Christmas tree and the huge frame!
What a beautiful exhibition hall. Love the windows and the Christmas tree. Hope you are well!ReplyDelete
It is a huge building, the people seen from above look so tiny!ReplyDelete
Some of the shots look like you photographed a tiny, little model! :)ReplyDelete
i enjoy the - not sure what they are called? those like pieces of material near the ceiling looking like white (cream) capes ... very cool. so festive. i enjoy their efforts .. so fancy. ( ;ReplyDelete
enjoy your weekend.
It was nice to see. Thanks for sharing the National Gallery.ReplyDelete
Have a nice weekend!
I enjoyed this series. And the view looking down is very pretty, with that tree and the view towards Parliament. :-)ReplyDelete
Hello, it is a beautiful museum. Lovely views and photos from inside. Enjoy your weekend!ReplyDelete
What a magnificent building with some wonderful treasures inside, thank you for taking us on a visit:)ReplyDelete
Love the shot with the lights of Parliament Hill!ReplyDelete
You remind us of the size when you show some people in the photos. The people appear very small.ReplyDelete
I prefer the 3rd and 4th photo today.ReplyDelete
@Tom: I certainly enjoy each visit.ReplyDelete
@Joan: I can see that.
@Ella: thank you!
@Susie: a bit of a sore throat, but otherwise none the worse for wear.
@Marianne: that is true.
@Beth: I wonder if they might be sunscreens.
@Italiafinlandia: you're welcome.
@DJan: thank you!
@Rosie: a pleasure to do so.
@Iris: so do I.
@Red: they do.
Your National Gallery is a gorgeous building and that is a huge Christmas tree.ReplyDelete
The Christmas tree really is pretty.ReplyDelete
Schönes Gebäude sehr groß der Weihnachtsbaum und die Treppe.ReplyDelete
That grand hall is indeed grand! The people look so tiny!ReplyDelete
A stunning building indeed and lovely views from inside.ReplyDelete
@Sharon: I agree!ReplyDelete
@Whisk: I think so too.
@Noke: thank you.
@RedPat: they do!
The Grand Hall in the National Gallery is indeed grand and I also liked seeing that large tree. Klee would also not be an exhibit I would care to see, so we can agree on that, William.ReplyDelete
I love the view of the grand hall. With very high ceilings, it’s such a pleasant space!ReplyDelete
Wow that's sure a long ramp.ReplyDelete
I enjoyed it a great deal, William. Thanks for showing it to me. Incidentally we have a Klee poster hanging on our wall. I don't understand it but I enjoy the colors.ReplyDelete
I really like your perspective shots. Especially the 3rd & 4th ones.ReplyDelete
The Grand Hall of the National Gallery is a spectacular space William, beautifully shown here ✨ReplyDelete
Athlete’s Head is quite incredible!ReplyDelete
Very festive and elegant scenes ~ great photos tooReplyDelete
Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
Maybe we'll get back downtown in spring!!! Great tour.ReplyDelete
Architecturally beautiful, William.ReplyDelete
I can't get over how big the building is.ReplyDelete
Loved the Christmas trees.
All the best Jan
The Christmas Tree is huuuge!ReplyDelete
@Beatrice: he just didn't do anything for me personally.ReplyDelete
@Tamago: that it is.
@Happyone: it is!
@Catalyst: you're welcome.
@Kay: thank you.
@Marie: it's different.
@Carol: thank you!
@Jeanie: that it is.
@Jan: it's quite a building.