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Rhiannon Vogl is Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada. (shown with part of Kiki Smith's "Born" // photo by Julie Oliver / Ottawa Citizen) @rjayev #rhiannonvogl #curatorascat #nationalgalleryofcanada @ngc_mbac #ontarioartcat

National Gallery of Canada educators take Museum Selfie Day very, very seriously. And it's not done yet! Can you take a better #museumselfie?

Les éducatrices du Musée se prennent au sérieux pour la journée Museum Selfie. Et ça continue! Pouvez-vous faire mieux avec le vôtre ?

find the place
your flowers grow tallest,
and water yourself there.

follow your passions
like bees to nectar,
meet your truth
in the things you love
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#city#poem#poetry#museum#art#love#nationalgalleryofcanada#travel#aesthetic#clean#ottawa#canada#downtown#adventure#nature#photography#photooftheday#pictureoftheday

A little Louise Bourgeois! #ottawa #nationalgalleryofcanada #roadtrip2017

Yesterday was dreamy ✨

Museums are my favourite place 🌹











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Maman.

A little Louise Bourgeois! #ottawa #nationalgalleryofcanada #roadtrip2017

The #NationalGalleryOfCanada is honestly one of the most beautiful places I've seen in #Ottawa 😍 Loved it so much #Art #Museum #Ontario #Canada #Summer #2017

heres benn rudely blocking a painting

find the place
your flowers grow tallest,
and water yourself there.

follow your passions
like bees to nectar,
meet your truth
in the things you love
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#city#poem#poetry#museum#art#love#nationalgalleryofcanada#travel#aesthetic#clean#ottawa#canada#downtown#adventure#nature#photography#photooftheday#pictureoftheday

National Gallery of Canada #ottawa #ontario #nationalgalleryofcanada

Museums are my favourite place 🌹











#summer #travel #ottawa #toronto #torontoblog #blog #blogger #beautyblogger #beautyblog #ootd #nationalgalleryofcanada

And finally, I will leave you with this rumination, courtesy of @natgallerycan curators and the words of Marcus Aurelius Root, on popular photography and the compulsion to be photographed, to preserve memories, evidence of familial connections, and threads. Is the selfie what it has been reduced to? Time will tell. #art #photography #canadianart #portraitphotography #nationalgalleryofcanada #selfies

From the 19th century to the Montreal art world of the 1920s and Prudence Heward who "was a Canadian painter principally known for her figure painting with "brilliant acid colours, sculptural treatment, and an intense brooding quality". She was a member of the Beaver Hall Group and a co-founder of the Canadian Group of Painters and the Contemporary Arts Society." While Toronto had the Group of Seven, my hometown of Montreal had The Beaver Hall Group which was avant garde in its welcoming of female artists, though perhaps that invitation may not have extended to women of colour (will need to read up more on it). Prudence Howard, unknown to me until last week, had chutzpah, talent, and insight into the societal norms that we are still untangling almost a century after her emergence. While popular photography and portrait taking were de rigueur since the 19th century, she took a different approach, a feminist stance and shifted the male, ethnographic gaze; she also took back nudist paintings from a male dominated and appropriated vision and field. In her paintings, her figures (as she preferred this term over portraits) are defiant, alienated, resistant, and bristling with character. My kind of woman. #canadianart #art #feministart #nationalgalleryofcanada #beaverhallgroup #prudenceheward

"Cornelius David Krieghoff, a Dutch-Canadian painter of the 19th century, is most famous for his paintings of Canadian landscapes and Canadian life outdoors, which were sought-after in his own time as they are today. He is particularly famous for his winter scenes, some of which he painted in a number of variants." In 1858, he painted 'The Chaudière' (not too far from where I lived in Hull). Some bio notes I found online: "Cornelius Krieghoff was a genre painter. He was interested not in what had happened once at a given spot, but in what was going on every day around him. His characters are not important individuals in themselves; rather they present an image of a particular profession or social group, or of people of a particular age. The humour that breaks through in the majority of his canvases gives to his work an air of gaiety which recalls the great age of genre painting, the Dutch 17th century." His landscapes feature Indigenous peoples - something that you won't readily notice in other early Canadian art. While I haven't taken a lot of photos during this visit, a scant few demanded more than a cursory look and consideration. #canadianart #corneliuskrieghoff #art #indigenouspaintings #nationalgalleryofcanada #chaudière

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