Spending time at the gallery

Here are the last of the Ottawa sketches I'm posting.

On the left is the hallway which leads up to the permanent exhibits at the National Gallery. It's an imposing ramp with lots of natural light streaming in from the windows on the sides and above. An atrium is at the top. When you reach it, you find the doors to the galleries to the right. An elevator is also available to go to the higher floors.

On the day I was there, children were playing with coloured building blocks and plastic puzzles in the atrium. Parents were sitting on couches by the windows.

The scene above is from one of the European galleries. The white marble statue is called "Dancer" and it's by Antonio Canova, an Italian sculptor. It was completed around 1818.

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