Friday, April 9, 2021

Indigenous Art And Garden

This was seen in yesterday's post. A Brief History Of Northwest Coast Design is by Luke Parnell.

The accompanying panel tells a bit about it, and identifies the artifact in a display case following it.

In the background of the above shot one sees a portion of this work. This is it in full. Inuit artist Jessie Oonark created this drawing in 1966-69, titled When The Days Are Long And The Sun Shines Into The Night.

Stepping out of this room and through a side door takes us into one of the two interior courtyards of the National Gallery. This one has a garden that is a visual delight.


  1. That is an interesting painting. Is that a straw hat or a lamp shade?

  2. The garden is a treasure. I sure would take a book and enjoy it all...

  3. I think I want to sit in that garden!

  4. Another gorgeous museum! I've seen lots of native art like the first pic in Washington state. Your tulip header photo is stunning!

  5. Hello,

    Great exhibit, the courtyard and garden look pretty. Take care, have a happy day!

  6. I like that drawing of the long summerdays.
    The garden is still beautiful.

  7. @Nancy: a hat.

    @Iris: it is well thought out.

    @Linda: a good idea.

    @Susie: it is a good museum.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Jan: thanks.

  8. Oh to own a really good piece of indigenous art!

  9. I love the indigenous art William.. am looking for a piece of Aboriginal art, it's just so darn expensive. The Garden is lovely.

  10. Those little courtyards (maybe there's only one, I can't remember) are quite delightful.

  11. Lovely garden indeed. I like that mural, too.

  12. The 1st pic is beautiful and the garden is cosy.

  13. Lovely indigeous photos and garden ~

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  14. Wonderful pieces, William. The garden is ready for a new season to come!

  15. I love that this museum has not only beautiful art but those interior courtyard gardens. A nice spot of respite.

  16. Courtyard must be a favorite destination for Ottawans in more usual times.

  17. That wide drawing with all the people and animals is wonderful.

  18. @David: there is wonderful work out there.

    @Grace: it's a pleasure to look upon.

    @Tom: that it is.

    @Anvilcloud: yes, two.

    @DJan: as do I.

    @Magiceye: very much so.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @RedPat: it's a pretty garden.

    @Sharon: very much so.

    @Jeanie: that's true.

    @Bill: I agree.

    @Revrunner: it is.

    @Marleen: I think so.

    @Marie: that it is.

  19. WOW, love that garden! The art work is stunning.

  20. The garden is lovely, so many shapes and textures. And lovely to see some green after a long winter.

  21. The garden in the courtyard is lovely, I like the way the light catches the path:)

  22. yes, this was very interesting. I really enjoy viewing as much art as possible, new and old. I live close to a college where their art program is unbelievable and I try to get there almost every week, and at least catch every new display that they feature. Best part is trying to understand what they thought when they created it and what they want the viewer to believe!

  23. Such an attractive looking courtyard.

    All the best Jan