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Musèe des Beaux-Arts - Montreal

Walking along the Quai d’Horloge in Montreal I saw the guy on the left looking at the urban beaches (maybe looking at the Beach Boys of Lars). On the background the st. Lawrence river and the Pont Jacques-Cartier.

One day later I met the man again in the Musèe des Beaux-Arts - Montreal. But this time as the model that the artist Michael Williams used for his painting The Morning Zoo.

Michael Williams said he identified himself the most with this painting because it encompasses his question whether he would continue painting if he were totally spiritually satisfied. With the man's head in the painting being Buddha-like, him holding a painting brush in his right extended hand, and the classical perspective pointing straight towards the painting, one is inclined to doubt that Williams would ever give up his art, under any circumstances.`(website


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