Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Final Gallery Views

I left off with some works yesterday by A.Y. Jackson of the Group of Seven. Here is a photograph of the artist working outdoors, later in life. There is a particular focus on Jackson here in the Ottawa Art Gallery, as the OAG possesses the third largest collection of his work in the country, and for a number of years the artist lived in the Ottawa Valley.

I headed out, passing through the area where current works of art are for sale. This first one particularly caught my eye. It's called The Big Apple, by Tahini Moltra.

I then descended to a second entrance point. Looking back, I photographed up the stairs to two of the Gallery levels. The restaurant was to my right.

Here we have an outside view.

I then headed past Arts Court, still linked to the Ottawa Art Gallery, inside and out. The old courthouse is well suited to house an arts centre.


  1. A.Y. Jackson looks nothing like I imagined - he looks more like a business man than someone with all of that artistic talent at his finger tips.

  2. Interesting work with the apple(s).
    The outside view is great, also!

  3. That was a beautiful exhibition!
    The building is also very beautiful! ...

  4. Uma bela exposição, gostei dos edifícios.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

  5. I suspect that if Canadians were asked to name a single member of The Group of Seven A Y Jackson would occupy first place. He seems to be most singularly associated with the genre in the public mind.

  6. ...a wonderful mix of old and new!

  7. It is a perfect building for this activity. I like the gallery of pictures for sale, I could spend a bit of time perusing them. :-)

  8. It is a fine looking building, William. Thanks for another good tour!

  9. Ooh, unexpected! I was expecting something more subdued I guess. 😊I see why he is a national treasure.

  10. It is certainly a great gallery.

  11. Beautiful art, the painting under those of the Queen, would be like looking out a window.

  12. I like how in the "olden " days they worked with shirt and tie.

  13. Your shots of the Ottawa Art Gallery are my favorites today. I like that modern architecture.

  14. Crazy Bewildering For Sure - Dig These


  15. @Lady Fi: very much so.

    @Rosemary: I suspect when he really went out in the wild, he wasn't wearing a suit.

    @Iris: I'm considering buying that Big Apple.

    @Kay: the architecture of Arts Court appeals to me.

    @Ella: thank you!

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Revrunner: I saw pieces I really liked.

    @David: he was certainly a leading light for them.

    @Tom: very much so. The new architecture works quite well with the old, I think.

    @DJan: I certainly looked among those ones for sale and decided I'd give myself a bit of time to consider buying one.

    @RedPat: you're welcome.

    @Sandi: thank you.

    @Kathie: it is.

    @Sharon: indeed.

    @Maywyn: it would.

    @Red: true, but I doubt he went hiking or canoeing in the woods wearing a tie.

    @Jan: I do as well.

    @Michelle: that one appeals to me.

    @Padre: thank you!

  16. I am thankful for the work of all artists. The news ones have much to say!

  17. I like the Big Apple too. Thank you, William for showing us around.

  18. Lovely variety of artworks and the buildings are magnificent ~ ^_^

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  19. @Marie: thank you.

    @MB: I did too.

    @Bill: you're welcome.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Joanne: it was time.

  20. i enjoy art of all sorts. that one really messes with my eyes ... i think that has gotten worse as i have gotten older. have a great rest of your week. mine has been super busy. never a quiet moment. sorry. ( ;

  21. I like the big apple, as well! How droll.

  22. If I ever get to Ottawa, I know I'll have to get to this gallery/museum. Love the Jackson piece.

  23. I enjoyed the exhibition through your photographs and it looks a great building.

    All the best Jan