Wow, I can't believe it's already Friday! I meant to post this on Monday but this week has totally slipped away from me time-wise.
The past few Mondays I have posted my baking adventures in getting ready for Christmas but this Sunday I took a day off from "mom chores" and spent the afternoon at the Art Gallery of Ontario where they were having a special exhibit of JMW Turner paintings. I'm a big fan of Impressionist Art and Turner always seemed to me to be that bridge between the staid conservatism and those renegade impressionists.
I have seen the movie "Mr. Turner", based on the later years of his life, and thought he was quite a character ... not always like-able and, arguably, not the best painter to ever put brush to canvas ... but he certainly has a firm place in the evolution of 19th century art.
My daughter joined my at the AGO and then, as has become our custom, we enjoyed Dim Sum afterwards, where the new fellow in her life joined us. I guess she figured she's mellow me out with some art before I got to know this young man.
It was a nice day and (with apologies for my photography skills) I thought I'd share some of my personal favorites from the exhibit ...