Let's stick around
and I promise you,
even if I have 10 folders featuring various art pieces,
none will be like those I presented to you earlier this year,
The museum's collection is so vast
that I'll have no problem keeping my promise.
"Staircases of the Musee des Beaux Arts de Montreal"
Even though I used the elevators at the museum that day,
due to my back problems...
I took them once,
for the sake of this picture.
This is one of the key elements of the Jean-Noel Desmarais Pavillion,
delivered in 1991 and conceived by Moshe Safdie.
Each step is deep and very low on a slow incline,
and I'll go on a limb here,
because I can't find any official reference to this,
but I believe Mr Safdie inspired himself with the pyramids of Giza.
But as I said,
since I currently cannot confirm this,
we'll just claim this as hearsay,
or the first sign of a feeble mind...
Surely I've read this somewhere?!?
many visitors find these stairs a little daunting.
I know the trick,
if your legs are long enough:
Take only every other step and go fast!!!
I do not advise this while drunk or under medication.
Since I was under [strong] medication,
I took these at a slow pace,
"Staircases of a Mad House"
I was inspired to create this!!
The original picture,
mirrored and multiplied numerous time.
Enough to make you dizzy,
even in the best conditions...
"Large Pair: Heads of a Man and Woman [Stephan Balkenhol, 1990]"
At the bottom of these stairs,
this is one of many modern pieces you can find there.
"Red Self Portrait [Harold Klunder, 2004]"
This partial view of the painting spoke to me big time[!!!].
The complexity of emotions depicted here resonates with my own frame of mind,
you might say...
"High Summer [Hans Hoffman, 1961]"
T'was a good year,
for many reasons...
Me, for starters!!
The chromatic palette is most appealing to me.
"The Monkey [Jean-Paul Riopelle, 1968]"
Because any serious Canadian art collector would/should have a Riopelle...
"The Sister Arts: Painting, Music and Poetry [John Charles Pinhey, 1882]"
Out of the romantic period comes this painting,
very much to the taste of its days,
and mine still!!
"The Day After a Victory at Alhambra [Jean-Joseph-Benjamin Constant, 1882]"
"Pastourelle a Vallangoujar (Seine-et Oise) [Marc-Aurele de Foy Suzor-Coté, 1898]"
Even this city boy is not so immune to the charms of country life.
"River Landscape With a Ferry [Jan Baptist Weenix, 1650]"
"Flower and Fruit Piece [Cornelius Krieghoff, 1846]"
"Venice [James Wilson Morrice]"
Shall I ever lay my eyes upon your beauty?
You'll note that certain pieces have a link in their respective title.
It leads to official pictures of these pieces
as recorded in the museum's archives.
Just so you can judge just how much I modify my pics,
ever so often...