Monday, August 22, 2011

Herakut in Culver City

On our travels around Southern California in early August, we spotted these great murals by Herakut. They were wrapping the corner of a vacant building in Culver City (maybe Washington Blvd.?)  So glad to spot these, they made the day so much happier with their art! Love the emotive and drippy works by this duo, hope it gets to stay.... maybe a great spot for an art supply store?

Eclectix Visits The Art Gallery of Ontario

Eclectix visited the AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto on our travels this summer and wanted to share some of our favorites. Really a place worth visiting with hours of great art viewing, much more than we can begin to share here. Many old school masterpieces by famous artists, some present day goodies and a lot of good local Canadian art, wildlife and scenic landscapes. Included are some detail shots of some of the pieces for closer examination of the images. Give yourself some time if you go!

Kathleen Munn

Kathleen Munn

Janieta Eyre, Androgyne

Master of the Kress Epiphany, Expulsion of the Money-Changers

Detail of above

Collection of antique perfume bottles

Mary Pratt, The Service Station

Just one of the many fantastic antiquities collections

Kent Monkman, The Academy

Detail from The Academy
Our favorite piece from the entire AGO was "Descent" by Fred Hagen, an incredible surreal narrative, (below). This one has to be seen in person!

Descent by Fred Hagan
When you are all tuckered out, ready to put your feet up and enjoy a pint, there is a wonderful little pub nearby, called "The Village Idiot". Good ale and munchies in tasteful vintage decor and open air comfortable setting.

The Village Idiot Pub

Village Idiot interior