We have all experienced that wonderful feeling of running into old friends in the least expected of places. Well it happened in Montreal this past week. I rounded a corner, and there in front of me was someone whom I have know for years, but never had the chance to say hello to in person. This was not exactly a living person, but rather a painting by Briton Riviere of St George And The Dragon which I have looked at for years but never had the pleasure to see first hand until this past weekend. What a stunner!
|Briton Riviere St George And The Dragon|
A few other wonderful discovers filled the same room as the Riviere, shown below. My apologies for the poor quality of the jpgs, I only had an older iPhone 4 with me at the time. This once again proves to me that no matter how much I think I know what to expect out of a museum I have visited many times over the years, inspirational discoveries are always lying in wait!
|Gabriel Max The Raising of Jairus' Daughter|
|Check out that fly on the young girl's arm!|
|Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret A sister piece to a work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Jean-Baptiste, Donato and Margo|