In 2005 I did a six month course in Photography in India. This led me to get more close to a community of creatives who are different from the world of medicine (of which I was part of since my childhood)
The art of photography made me engage with my city of youth-Delhi in a more intimate manner- as the Instructor told us to make portfolios with the headings of (1) Portraits (2) Monuments (3)Still Life (4) Daily life (5) Interiors (6) Wild life (7) Any one picture of choice.
This quest took me to a Wildlife sanctuary (Bharatpur-a UNESCO designated world heritage site) , introduce a Photo-Journalist of Reuters to some monuments of Delhi (St.James Church-the oldest functioning church in Delhi region established 1836) and see the emblems and momentoes of my father-33 years in Indian Army – in a different way- as I brought these to the School of Photography
I went deeper into the history of the medium, which led me to the history of photography and read -research themes of French Impressionism-the urban space of Paris in 1850-1870 period and how these impacted consciousness of humans, the impressionist painters..(on ongoing journey)
I saw a special exhibition on Impressionism in the Age of Industry-Art Gallery of Ontario-2019- and could relate to the different facets of this movement in a different way- due to the course in Photography which I took in 2005
WALKS AT AGO-ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO-TORONTO
ART -2019- Discussing Surrealism in Art Gallery of Ontario
How do you Paint a Dream? …Explorations at AGO
Many lovely hours thinking, communing, reflecting here..One of my favorite thinking places.
GETTING CURRENT-JULY 2020
As the Royal Ontario Museum re-opens- we go back to the work tables and galleries of this great institution, and reconnect with the different exhibits.
Around Father’s day- we went for walks around Burlington, Hamilton. The downtown of Hamilton has a very different feel from the downtown of Mississauga, my sons noted. Association with the art gallery of Hamilton added a different flavour to our Canada journey. In 2017- observing Canada 150 there was an interesting exhibition on Coppley
Sara Angelucci (Canadian b. 1962)
Mano D’Oro. Tack buttonhole 2016
Coppley has operated continuously in the same white stone building on York Boulevard since 1883, and has employed every wave of new immigrants to the city, including Angelucci’s late mother Nina, who arrived in Hamilton in 1957.
WALKS AROUND HAMILTON-JUNE 2020
Around Father’s day- we went for walks around Burlington, Hamilton. The downtown of Hamilton has a very different feel from the downtown of Mississauga, my sons noted.
As I tried to walk through the concept- of how do you paint a dream, I took my sons
through the writings and thoughts of writers like Manwel Dimech of Malta, Leonardo
Sciascia of Italy, the art exhibitions of Surrealists, and modern artists like Sara
Angelucci whose mother worked in Coppleys- York Blvd-Hamilton , having arrived
in Canada in 1957.
As immigrants from India, who have stayed in Libya, Malta before coming to
Canada, we could relate to the works of Angelucci, Sciascia is in a different way.
Was I able to answer the question- How do you paint a dream?
This will be answered by my sons..in coming years and walks.
Toronto Ornithological Club
Archives in ROM – Established 1934