Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Masterpieces From The Old World

 I return today to the National Gallery of Canada, and start off the world art galleries with a view from the upper floor of the garden courtyard.

Much early art that survives is of a religious nature, and so it is with the National Gallery's art. Saint Jerome In Penance dates to circa 1500-07, and was done by Bartolomeo Montagna.

A follower of  Giovanni Bellini painted Blessing Christ around 1500.

Here we have a wider view of the main corridor in these galleries.

Gregorio Di Lorenzo is the sculptor behind The Virgin And Child, which dates circa 1485.

The Virgin And Child With Saints is from 1476-77, by Benozzo Gozzoli

The Assumption Of The Virgin is by Neri Di Bicci, dating to 1455-56.


  1. La galería se ve bastante moderna, así como el edificio del patio también lo es, todo lo contrario del arte de los cuadros que hay expuestos. Son unas buenas obras del arte clasico religioso.

  2. ...the garden courtyard looks so peaceful.

  3. The gallery and courtyard are lovely. Beautiful paintings. Take care, have a great day!

  4. @Italiafinlandia: it is.

    @Ventana: thank you.

    @Marianne: definitely.

    @Tom: quite so.

    @Eileen : thanks.

  5. Easy to see how religion dominated everything.

  6. The gallery invites one to look beyond.

  7. Jesus in the old paintings is different than I picture Him, but still good to see. Thanks.

  8. Lovely Christian art work ~ wonderful courtyard ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. The age of these pieces is amazing. I love that gallery space.

  10. The good old days!
    (ツ) from Jenn Jilks , ON, Canada!

  11. These paintings aren't really my favorites, but I still like that courtyard garden.

  12. That looks like my type of art gallery, reminds me of the one in Auckland

  13. @David: they were paying the bills, so...

    @Marie: it does, yes.

    @Sandi: he probably looked like any other Middle Eastern male, as opposed to how so many early artists rendered him.

    @Magiceye: definitely.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Sharon: indeed.

    @RedPat: me too.

    @Bill: they are.

    @Jennifer: so it seems.

    @Jan: I do as well.

    @Amy: it's a grand gallery.

  14. A lot of saturated color, or no color at all.

  15. The garden courtyard is always a favourite of mine to see, and you are right, the rest are all masterpieces.

  16. Interesting! I enjoyed seeing the art, and the view of the gallery is nice. I especially like the skylights that let in natural light.
    Have a blessed day!

  17. That Lorenzo sculpture is beautiful and I do love that courtyard.

  18. Nice garden in the first pic. and beautiful paintings.