Monday, September 7, 2020

Study Of Cultural Contrast

Three more views inside the Rideau Chapel for today.

I returned into the main part of the permanent collection. This is an altarpiece by Francois Fournier titled The Baptism Of Christ, dating to 1832-37.

Standing across from it is a coat of caribou skin, sinew, and paint by an unknown Naskapi artist of the early 18th century, a formidable contrast of cultures.

Today I finish with this portrait that I'm often drawn to when I come here. Theophile Hamel painted Henriette Massue Le Moine in 1854.


  1. Marvellous, beautiful ceiling and details !

  2. Hello,

    The chapel's ceilings are beautiful. Lovely details. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

  3. I am still miffed that we were not permitted to take photos anywhere but in the main halls when we last visited, including the chapel or even that garden near it.

  4. ...culture has become a clash these days.

  5. That caribou skin coat is a treasure.

  6. I can see why you would gravitate toward that portrait. It is lovely in every way. And yes, you definitely found the study in contrasts!

  7. That chapel is a stunner and I can see why you would be drawn to that portrait.

  8. Great exhibit and that roof of the chapel is amazing!

  9. What a beautiful chapel. That first picture is perfect.

  10. @Francisco: thanks!

    @Karl: it is indeed.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Anvilcloud: the rules changed three or four years ago, I believe. For the most part, unless a work of art has a designated no photos sign on the display panel, photography is allowed, sans flash.

    @Tom: so it seems.

    @Marie: it is, yes.

    @Red: very much so.

    @Jeanie: thank you!

    @RedPat: me too.

    @Sharon: thanks!

    @Bill: yes it is.

    @Denise: I agree.

    @DJan: thank you.

  11. That coat is a formidable work of art.

  12. That ceiling is out of this world! What a work of art.

  13. Three works of art ~ very different but beautiful ~ neat photography of them too ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  14. The ceiling is superb and I can see why you are drawn to the portrait, her eyes draw you in 💜

  15. The chapel's ceilings are so beautiful.

    All the best Jan