A day in Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada

I managed to make a one-day trip to Ottawa after Boxing Day. According to plan I would first visit the Ottawa Art Gallery, then CMCP, and the final destination would be the National Gallery of Canada where it is showing a major exhibition by Christopher Pratt - one of Canada's most celebrated painters. It was a remarkable experience looking at his paintings and drawings on-site in the gallery. Paintings of landscapes, seascapes, boats and buildings were done in such miraculous details, all expressed in simple graphic forms and colours, faultless perspectives and the beautiful, mysterious depiction of light. A catalogue is published on the occasion of this exhibition but honestly the colours are quite unmatched to the real work. Unable to obtain a permission to do an ambient shot of the exhibition I continued on to the Contemporary Art Gallery section. At the entrance I met this super big baby head by Ron Mueck, and I mistook it for Evan Penny's work.

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