Friday, April 16, 2021

A Courtyard

In the same space I left off with yesterday is a large display case with several ceremonial items of the Haida people. These are still used today on occasion by the chief James Hart, but otherwise reside here, on permanent loan from Hart and the tribe.


Stepping out of this area takes us into the second of the two interior courtyards in the gallery. This one contains a fountain, flowing atop a glass floor. Sculptures are in the background.


I'll finish off with three of the sculptures, each by the same artist, Louis-Philippe Hebert. Le Moyne de Sainte-Helene dates to 1910.


Dollard des Ormeaux is from 1916.


And this is Sigh Of The Lake, from 1903.

25 comments:

  1. Thank you for showing me pieces of art that fill this void of mine...

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  2. It must be satisfying to create statues like that! Beautiful. I one made a shoe... can´t compete ;-)

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  3. Interesting exhibits and beautiful sculptures.

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  4. Hello,
    What a lovely exhibit and courtyard. I like the sculptures and the fountain. Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  5. I don't know if you've shown that second interior courtyard before, but I really like it.

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  6. Sculptures never move me as much as paintings, but I like the native costume.

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  7. ...and the pool is an added touch.

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  8. The west coast tribes had, and have, a vibrant culture. Their art is first class by any measure.

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  9. That glass fountain is a very unique design feature.

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  10. I think I'd like to sit next to that fountain for a while!

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  11. @Catarina: you're welcome.

    @Iris: I'd be out of my depth.

    @Gattina: they are indeed.

    @Nancy: thank you.

    @Eileen: thanks.

    @Jan: yes, I've shown it.

    @Anvilcloud: as do I.

    @Tom: that it is.

    @David: I agree.

    @Jennifer: me too.

    @Sharon: that it is.

    @Barbara: I have.

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  12. What a wonderful spot to sit for a while!

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  13. I like this series on Canadian art.

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  14. Beautiful Native American displays and that indoor water feature is interesting.

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  15. I first saw glass floors in a museum in Athens where you were able to see places that had been excavated for archaeological purposes.

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  16. I like the first of those sculptures very much.

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  17. @RedPat: it is.

    @Red: I like showing it.

    @Bill: definitely.

    @Michelle: indeed.

    @Revrunner: below this is an area near the main entrance, so you can look up at the fountain from below.

    @fun60: me too.

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  18. I love how they integrate the courtyards in these museums.

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  19. Interesting sculptures. They look small. How large are they.
    Love all Haida art
    MB

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  20. The ceremonial attire is just fabulous.

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  21. Neat photos, the fountain looks like a glass floor.

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