CITY NAME: TORONTO
ARTLOGUE RATING: 3.9/5
Toronto is so full of traditional beauty as well as daring innovations that you cannot help but wonder, ‘Wow! Is this really possible?’ …Well, yes it is! Jaw-dropping architectural wonders, novel creations and of course lots and lots of Art! So sit back and enjoy the Northern chill as I take you through this Art wonderland!
ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO- Standing tall and pretty, the Art Gallery of Ontario is one of the largest museums in North America. Both art experts and novices make new connections to art through various forum, media forms and artistic means of communications. Their commitment to innovation and creativity makes the AGO experience worthwhile!
Artworks to Marvel at the AGO-
MYSTERY OF THE HISTORY:
CASA LOMA- No other North American city has a real full-size castle. Casa Loma, ‘House on Hill’ takes you to the era of European class and refinement. The former home of Canadian financier Sir Henry Pellatt is considered as Canada’s foremost castle. This medieval castle consists of decorated suites, secret passages, an 800-foot tunnel, towers, stables, and 5-acre estate gardens; full of majestic beauty.
Beauty of Casa Loma-
STUNNING ARCHITECTURE IN THE CITY: As I was looking for interesting Art wonders in Toronto, I could not ignore the fact that this lovely city is an Architectural store-house. I was awe-stricken by the beauty of technical and creative innovation, some buildings of this city possess. So here’s a special series for you to take a look at…some wonderful works of human imagination!
SOMETHING TO INSPIRE ART LOVERS:
ENCAUSTIC PAINTING (painting with Hot Wax)- Encaustic painting is an ancient art form and was practiced by artists as far back as the 5th century B.C. The word encaustic comes from Greek and means “to burn in”, which is the process of fusing the paint. Heated wax is used in this technique to which coloured pigments are added. Then, the molten wax is applied to a firm surface, be it- prepared wood, paper or canvas. David Brown’s work is an exploration of colour, form, texture and medium. Most importantly though, it is a reflection of the environments that surrounds him.
Examples of Encaustic Painting-
TREATS FROM THE GALLERY:
THE MCMICHAEL CANADIAN ART COLLECTION- The perfect gallery for a peek into Canada’s art, culture, people and history. The gallery offers visitors the unique opportunity to enjoy Canadian landscape paintings in the woodland setting that inspired them. The aim to bring visitors ‘diverse, creative, high-quality, thought-provoking exhibitions, in order to continually keep its audience engaged and interested’. And yes, it does succeed.
From the Gallery-
To Conclude, Toronto is a so attractive and innovative that it is very tough to stay away from it.Visit the Art Galleries to marvel the rich heritage and enjoy the perks of modernization as you go along. The Architecture, as you have seen, is remarkable! So, take a dip in the Niagara Falls, freshen up your senses and then head to Toronto for, as I say, ‘The Art of it’!
Coming up next… PARIS!