Miss Emilie is an “artiste.” She’s extremely creative and we try to feed her interest by visiting art museums and perusing art books. She also took art classes and will be taking some again this fall. The men will have their pig skin this fall while the women will work on canvas. Is it not stereotypical? Maybe, but it’s okay!
Incidentally, she has her own blog where she posts her creations. Please check it out: http://emilieroyartiste.wordpress.com/
I had heard about Dale Chihuly in La Presse. He’s an American who has managed to establish glass as a fine art medium. His creations are dreamscapes that are lovely to behold. There is a current exhibit at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts of some of his blown glass creations.
Chihuly visited the Michal and Renata Hornstein museum and created 8 beautiful custom environments: the sun, turquoise reeds, Persian colonnade, Persian ceiling, chandeliers and towers, mille fiori, the boats as well as glass forest number 6. If you’ve seen Chihuly’s work elsewhere in the planet, you will not have seen them presented this way. Each Chihuly exhibit is unique which is particularly thoughtful of the artist and shows proper respect for the venues in which his works are presented.
Dale Chihuly was injured in 1976 while on a trip to Ireland and does not see with his left eye. This handicap has not stopped him from creating some of the most beautiful works of glass known to man.
This exhibit is a good enough reason to visit Montreal. You have until October 20, 2013 to come and see it. For more information on the exhibit, please click on this link: http://www.breathtaking.ca/. For more information on visiting Montreal, please click on this link: http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/
Emilie’s favorites were the boats and the reeds. Understandably so, Emilie is a very blue girl. Very different from her pink loving mom. I enjoyed the boats and the chandeliers and was flabbergasted by the sun and its warmth.