I’ve been enjoying the long weekend by spending time with my family having fun and enjoying the city. Yesterday, we went to the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO.
I love the AGO and going there regularly since I moved to Toronto. I love sharing my favourite works with my daughter. Of course afterwards, I had to buy postcard and they had one of my favourite paintings:
The Lady has a curse upon her that dooms her to never look at the real world. Instead, she gazes only in her mirror at the people passing by her window on their way to Camelot. Until she sees Sir Lancelot and decides to journey by boat to Camelot – to her ultimate demise.
The subject matter is particularly fitting for me this weekend, as I put aside the ivory tower for a few days of enjoyment with my family in the real world.
Here’s an example of the fun my kid and I had at the AGO:
Caption on back of postcard:
“John William Waterhouse (British, 1849 – 1917) ” ‘I am half sick of shadows,’ said the Lady of Shalott”(Alfred, Lord Tennyson, The Lady of Shalott, Part 2), 1915. Oil on Canvas…”