Each year I like to show a given spot as it transitions from winter to spring. The location is Central Park in the north end of the Glebe neighbourhood. I took these first two shots near the end of December. This one looks east through the park from Bank Street, which intersects through the park, lying lower than the road on both sides.
Friday, April 30, 2021
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Today I begin with another work by Lucas Cranach The Elder. Christ And The Adulteress dates to 1533.
Hans Baldung Grien created the dark, compelling painting Eve, the Serpent, and Death between 1510-15.
This is a portrait by Titian. Daniele Barbaro dates to 1545.
Jacopo Tintoretto painted Portrait of an Elderly Man between 1565-75.
Lastly today, another portrait. Bartholomeo Veneto painted Portrait of a Young Lady between 1520-30.
I'll be back with this series after the theme day. Tomorrow is something different.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Today we have four paintings, two of a religious nature and two going back to the older myths. The Assumption of the Virgin is by Neri di Bicci and dates to 1455-56.
An Allegory of Civilization is by Piero di Cosimo, circa 1490.
Lucas Cranach The Elder painted Venus circa 1518.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
To begin today, here are three views of the garden courtyard from the world art galleries.
Monday, April 26, 2021
Today we start moving into world art with the collection at the National Gallery. We begin with religious art, which was the predominant theme in art centuries ago. This is one such example. Triptych of the Virgin and Child is by Jacopo di Cione., and dates back to circa 1370- 80.
A couple of views of the same space- one with a gallery visitor and one without.
Sunday, April 25, 2021
Starting off today, a wide view of one of the last portions of the Canadian galleries includes this work by the Anishinaabe artist Norval Morrisseau. Artist And Shaman Between Two Worlds is from 1980.
Morrisseau also painted these two, in 1971. Untitled (Child) is beside Untitled (Shaman).
Alex Colville is well known to Canadians. This is one of his best known paintings. To Prince Edward Island is from 1965, and includes the artist and his wife.
Stepping out of the Canadian galleries, I stopped at a nearby temporary multimedia installation before heading up to the world art galleries. South African artist William Kentridge devised More Sweetly Play The Dance. It incorporates music and figures travelling across the walls of this room and is a response to the former apartheid era of his country.