Sunday, May 2, 2021

Treasures Within A Baroque Room

Today we return to the National Gallery of Canada to pick up where we left off. The Baroque Room is a large space within the world collection with works of a biblical, mythological, or historic nature. Here's a wide view of the space.

 Landscape With A Temple of Bacchus is a 1644 painting by Claude Lorrain.

Here we have Ulysseys Discovering Astyanax Hidden In Hector's Tomb by Sebastien Bourdon, dating to 1654-56.

The Abduction of Europa is by Guido Reni, circa 1636, featuring Zeus, the hedonistic Greek king of the gods turning himself into a bull to carry off the latest maiden to catch his eye. Just what were the Greeks drinking?

Today we finish with this. The Departure of Abraham For Canaan is by Jacopo Bassano and his workshop, dating circa 1570.


  1. Lovely art and the room does look large, a very deep color on the walls.
    Happy Sunday, wishing you a great new week!

  2. The color of the walls gives a nice background to the paintings.

  3. The paintings are of course beautiful but loved the 1st pic the best!

  4. 'Landscape With A Temple of Bacchus' is my absolute favorite today.

  5. ...a beautiful room with a wonderful color.

  6. Thinking of the style of art, viewing in a museum is a wonderful experience. Not so much on a wall at home, the bull transformation issue does cause me to ponder what kind of fermentation was going on in their food stuff.

  7. Gorgeous gallery room and classic paintings ~ Xo

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  8. The color of the room steals it all... nearly.

  9. I must say, that gallery room is very appealing.

  10. The Greeks definitely enjoyed being Greeks!!!!

  11. @John: it is.

    @Eileen: quite true.

    @Gattina: it does.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Magiceye: it has that effect.

    @Jan: it's a grand painting.

    @Tom: that it is.

    @Maywyn: it is quite a philosophical dilemma.

    @RedPat: very much so.

    @Marie: yes it is.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Iris: quite so.

    @Revrunner: hah!

    @Sharon: it is.

    @Shammickite: indeed.

  12. Thanks for going for baroque. I look forward to more. :-)

  13. Beautiful paintings and they look great displayed in the Baroque Room.

  14. I didn't really see any biblical mythology (the Bible is not about myths), but did see mythology from other cultures. Yes, I tweeted.

  15. It is a beautiful room for these paintings.

  16. @DJan: thank you.

    @Bill: they do.

    @Mari: thanks.

    @Marleen: indeed.

    @Gemel: definitely.

  17. what fun. art is so cool. i enjoy. take care. ( ;

  18. The Baroque room is such a splendid place to show off these artwork, thanks for showing William ✨

  19. I do love this period of art -- what a great collection.

  20. I like the space and colour in the Baroque room:)