Art Gallery of Ontario
I'm in constant awe of the world around me. There's so many places to draw inspiration from - whether I'm in my car stuck in traffic listening to a new song on the radio, or on my way to get food in the mall and I suddenly see a cool ad from one of the retailers. My mind is just naturally intrigued by everything. To me, there is beauty everywhere. So when I got to spend the afternoon at the Art Gallery of Ontario, my excitement level quadrupled.
During our visit, we saw masterpieces from Monet, Van Gogh, O'Keeffe, Carr, and my new favourite artist, Jansson. The exhibit explored the artists' search for an unmeditated spiritual path through mystical experiences, and transported visitors through Europe, Scandinavia, and North America back in the years 1880 to 1930. Pictures were unfortunately not allowed, but we did manage to find other areas to take photos of like the Espresso Bar in Galleria Italia.
Out of all the art pieces showed at the Mystical Landscapes exhibit, I was totally transfixed by Eugene Jansson's "Dawn Over Riddarfjarden" art piece. I guess it reminds me of my constant yearning for the ocean. I have this recurrent fantasy of waking up as the sun is just rising, and seeing a vast body of water through my window. Seeing this makes my heart full of anticipation because a new day is about to begin and the possibilities are endless...