Some exciting moments spent this month, exploring galleries!!!
Gotta love taking some time to recognize amazing art and the many various ways to create it. Expression at it's best!
I took a trip with awesome ladies, from a watercolour class I'm taking...to the Lambton Heritage Museum in Grand Bend Ontario Canada. Spent a few hours going from wall to wall and room to room paying close attention to details in each of the pieces that talked to me. Some yelled out, I must say... :)
I realize that I am drawn to deep and dark imagery or bright & colourful cheery pieces... pretty much nothing in-between.
How is that?
How can I find my two most distant emotions appealing at the same time? Now I can understand the line in the Annie Lennox song "thin line between love and hate" Let's just say, by the end of the day...I was exhausted from the intense feelings... haha But, seriously, it does take a lot of time, patience and appreciation to truly explore and FEEL art.
I use to giggle at the sight of art lovers who could stand/sit with heads tilted (such a cliché) and stare at one piece with such intensity. Reaching out to that canvas and paint on the wall (to keep it simply stated....so many mediums) and dissecting it with true and raw emotion.
One of my absolute fav's was a piece by an oil on canvas artist. A recreation of Cinderella (or, at least that is what came to mind)... it wasn't a painting of the fair lady or prince, but of a pumpkin and a glass shoe...the colours were intense and the details in the glass were so life like. I
I am embarrassed to admit that I neglected to take down the artists name...I was so transfixed by the piece that I was totally ignorant to the person behind the piece....A lesson learned!
Another amazing gallery I had the pleasure/time to visit was our very own National Gallery of Canada in beautiful Ottawa.... Just gotta say, I love that place! :)
Hubby and I decided to take one last trip to the Nations Capital, a hop, skip and jump into Quebec for our last ski trip and to explore some culture and what better culture....than art!
Mind you, we did fill our bellies with the delectable French pastries and even took in some Ethnic Indian cuisine...YUM!
The glorious and magnificent Mary Pratt had an exhibit at the gallery this Easter Weekend... I was so thrilled to see her work up close and personal. She is just perfection for capturing a moment in time.
I have taken a few photos to share my experience with you...
Keep in mind, the photos do not show the pieces at full value or do them justice... Enjoy! :)