Friday, July 8, 2022

Wonders Of The First Peoples

A look around the hall beneath the glass tower at the National Gallery gives us these views. 

The Gallery houses world art in the upper level, and Canadian art on the main level. First we start with Canadian art. A number of years ago these galleries were reconfigured to include Indigenous art with traditional (European) style art from Canadian artists. The first thing you see when you enter is this view.

Indigenous art might be ancient, or it might be quite contemporary. This is Indian Psychology by Bob Boyer, dating to 1997.

Traditional objects seen in the first shot we get of the galleries include this drum, which I wanted a closer look at.

Nearby on a wall is wHOLE w(((h)))orl(((d))), a 2013 acrylic by lessLIE.

While this is ancient. A petroglyph from the Beaver Hills in the West was done on this rock around the year 1000 by an Assiniboine artist.

A Brief History Of Northwest Coast Design is by Luke Parnell, from 2007.

One last wider shot today from this space. We carry on tomorrow.


  1. The National Gallery is a very big place. Beautiful art.

  2. I like especially the indigenous art. Quite a non-distracting architecture.

  3. The National Gallery is beautiful, wonderful exhibits. Take care, enjoy your day and happy weekend!

  4. That 'wHOLE w(((h)))orl(((d)))' is really wonderful.

  5. Looks like a great day you are having :)

  6. When I see the shenanigans and political posturing going on at the annual meeting of the Assembly of First Nations it grieves me to see that they have become just like us!

  7. Again with the beautiful architecture! 😄

    I read a little about Bob Boyer's work. Interesting man!

  8. ...they had complex civilizations before the European came took control of things.

  9. It would take some time to peruse that gallery.

  10. @Nancy: it is indeed.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Iris: very much so.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Gemel: I think so.

    @Jan: I agree.

    @Roentare: I did.

    @David: so it seems.

    @Sandi: quite distinctive architecture.

    @Tom: that is quite true.

    @Marie: I've spent hours in here.

  11. I like the perspective you've shared on the wide shots -- it shows how really tall this beautiful building is.

  12. You are so cultured, getting into the museums and galleries!
    (ツ) from Jenn Jilks , ON, Canada!

  13. I love the Indian Psychology work. It's beautiful.

  14. There are some wonderful pieces there.

  15. Such a beautiful place the National Gallery is.

  16. Muy interesnte ese arte indígena. Me ha gustado tu reportaje.

  17. Always important to have displays like this.

  18. @Jeanie: it is tall.

    @Jennifer: I like such places.

    @Magiceye: thank you.

    @Maywyn: definitely.

    @Sharon: I agree.

    @RedPat: definitely.

    @Bill: I think so.

    @Ventana: thanks.

    @Amy: yes it is.

  19. Striking indigenous art displays.

  20. Canada. Appreciates her artist. This is a healthy society. Such a pleasure to visit you. Especially these days! Hawaiian sacred objects are sacred objects whether they were made hundreds of years ago, or last week. My living Hawaiians or their ancestors. That is their pronouncement one such thing. Of course the ancient objects are revered and protected. Good job today! William, thank you