As promised yesterday,
let me show you what Lucrecia and myself have been up to:
we visited the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts to see
It looked promising right away,
even from the museum's doorstep.
As we were taking photographing the outdoor piece,
we caused a bit of commotion
as people thought the exhibit could be accessed from this side,
you need to go to the Desmarais Pavilion across the street to get your ticket
and use the underground tunnel...
People are so easily confused!!
This piece was getting quite the shower that day...
As you climb the stairs inside,
you are welcomed by a serene piece made of glass and drift wood.
I found this collection very graceful and seductive
as the glass emerges from the shadows in a convoluted dance toward the light,
drawing you in...
You'll note that cameras are allowed,
no flash though,
complicating the matter somewhat...
but it was so much fun!!
blue being my favorite color,
I was immediately drawn to these.
You then enter a room with a suspended see-through ceiling filled to capacity with various pieces...
...and the light coming through these cast the loveliest shadows on the walls,
an almost mystique effect.
The next room presents suspended pieces in various shades.
In the following room,
it is as if you were in deep sea [at least, to me!!]
and visited some enigmatic coral reef
like you've never seen before.
The next room has two embarkations filled to capacity
and floating on an sea of black mirror.
If you don't know what to get me for my next birthday,
that big blue ball on the left would do just fine...
Before crossing over to the last room,
this set-up was quite intriguing.
Neither of us had rented one of those phones for the guided tour
because we needed both hands on our camera,
but this made us debate about its meaning,
and we sure came up with different explanations...
That last room is like a treasure hunt
with jewels on display.
These looked like some huge seashells revealing such beauty at their heart under the light.
another of my favorites!!
If you're wondering at the absence of the human presence in my pictures,
don't be fooled!!
we didn't get a private tour.
It's just the way I take my pictures,
removing the human element as to not distract you from the main subject,
but be warned:
IT WAS CROWDED,
definitely a successful exhibit!!
my friend and I came out of there smiling,
most satisfied with our visit.
It was very uplifting,
even on such a grey and rainy day...
It was exactly what we needed to uplift our spirit!!
I strongly recommend that you go visit this exhibit asap...
It is truly remarkable!!
(Until October 20th 2013)
You've seen here my vision of it.
Go experience it for yourselves!!