Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Here & There in Toronto: AGO and ROM

Art Gallery of Ontario

Works by J.E.H Macdonald of the Canadian Rockies. The pinkish clouds in the smaller painting is especially captivating.
The part that I found most captivating in Rubens' Massacre of the the Innocents. Since it is on a large canvas, the painting is much more powerful than reproductions in print. Clever lighting also make the painting take on a 3D effect when viewed from the right angle.

Royal Ontario Museum

Bird specimens on display. I found the Secretary Bird on the right especially amusing~

Dinosaur bones on display. The museum has a very impressive collection of dinosaurs, but I didn't have enough time explore them all... and also fell asleep while sketching the birds because of food coma from lunch

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