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Art Gallery of Ontario is the author of Catalogue of Pictures, Sculpture, Drawings, Etchings and Lithographs Done by Canadian Artists in Canada [microform] (2021), Meet the Group of Seven (2019), Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance (2012), Black Ice (2011) and other 145 books.

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Catalogue of Pictures, Sculpture, Drawings, Etchings and Lithographs Done by Canadian Artists in Canada [microform]

release date: Sep 09, 2021
Catalogue of Pictures, Sculpture, Drawings, Etchings and Lithographs Done by Canadian Artists in Canada [microform]
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Meet the Group of Seven

release date: Oct 01, 2019
Meet the Group of Seven
A beautiful introduction to Canada’s famous artists. In 1920, a group of Toronto artists exhibited their work together for the first time. They called themselves the Group of Seven. Their paintings were very different from the art of the time. Some people were excited by their unique styles, and some were horrified. It took years for their work to be fully appreciated. But today, the Group of Seven are some of Canada’s best-loved artists. Here’s a must-have reference to the artists who changed the landscape of Canadian art forever.

Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance
Florence and the Renaissance have become virtually synonymous, bringing to mind names like Dante, Giotto, Petrarch, Boccaccio, and many others whose creativity thrived during a time of unprecedented prosperity, urban expansion, and intellectual innovation. With more than 200 illustrations, Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance reveals the full complexity and enduring beauty of the art of this period, including panel paintings, illuminated manuscripts, and stained glass panels. The book considers not only the work of Giotto and other influential artists, including Bernardo Daddi, Taddeo Gaddi, and Pacino di Bonaguida, but also that of the larger community of illuminators and panel painters who collectively contributed to Florence's artistic legacy. It places particular emphasis on those artists who worked in both panel painting and manuscript illumination, and presents new conservation research and scientific analyses that shed light on artists' techniques and workshop practices of the times. Reunited here for the first time are twenty-six leaves of the most important illuminated manuscript commission of the period: the Laudario of Sant' Agnese. The splendor of this book of hymns exemplifies the spiritual and artistic aspirations of early Renaissance Florence. A major exhibition on this subject will be on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum November 13, 2012, through February 10, 2013, and at the Art Gallery of Ontario March 16, 2013, through June 16, 2013. Contributors to this volume include Roy S. Berns, Eve Borsook, Bryan Keene, Francesca Pasut, Catherine Schmidt Patterson, Alan Phenix, Laura Rivers, Victor M. Schmidt, Alexandra Suda, Yvonne Szafran, Karen Trentelman, and Nancy Turner.

Black Ice

release date: Jan 01, 2011
Black Ice
A lush tribute to both an iconic Newfoundland artist and the vibrant culture his work depicts. Canadian artist David Blackwood has been telling stories about Newfoundland in the form of epic visual narratives for the past 30 years. His stories draw on childhood memories, dreams, superstitions, the oral tradition and the political realities of the community on Bonavista Bay, where he was born and raised. His collection of works has created an iconography of Newfoundland that is as universal as it is personal, as mythic as it is rooted in reality, and as timeless as it is linked to specific events. Black Ice -- a comprehensive and sumptuously illustrated retrospective -- features over 70 prints spanning 40 years of the artist's work and features essays by Blackwood, Michael Crummey, Sean Cadigan and the Art Gallery of Ontario's Dr. Katharine Lochnan. It also features essays by scholars based in Canada and Ireland, including an essay on the environment by Dr. Martin Feely, Head of Earth Sciences at the National University of Ireland in Galway (in collaboration with Dr. Derek Wilton, Department of Earth Sciences, Memorial University) and an article on mumming by Caoimhe Ni Shuilleabhain. This book was published in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Inuit Modern

release date: Jan 01, 2011
Inuit Modern
A broad-ranging retrospective on the transformation of Inuit art in the twentieth century, Inuit Modern features more than 175 works by seventy-five Inuit artists from one of the worldâe(tm)s most comprehensive privately held collections of Inuit art: the Samuel and Esther Sarick Collection. In response to new thinking about the North, Inuit Modern Five leading experts on Inuit art have contributed essays and Ingo Hessel, the co-curator, introduces each full-colour plate section, providing a lively and insightful context for the artwork. The Inuit voice is a critical component of Inuit Modern, complementing the scholarly essays. In their interviews, artists Zacharias Kunuk and David Ruben Piqtoukun offer the perspective of Inuit in the twenty-first century. Poems by the beloved writer Alootook Ipellie and quotes from Inuit artists appear throughout the book.

The Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario

release date: Nov 01, 2008

Drawing Attention

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Drawing Attention
This book is the first to trace the history and reveal the highlights of the Art Gallery of Ontario's inspiring collection of drawings and watercolours. The AGO founded its prints and drawings department in 1976, and its collection has become one of the fastest growing in North America. Each of the 100 works in this unconventional selection is accompanied by an insightful commentary by a distinguished expert, providing a fascinating chronicle of five centuries of drawing. Drawing Attention showcases the gallery's finest European and North American drawings. Demonstrating the AGO's commitment to acquisition and preservation at the highest level, this book celebrates a dazzling collection.

Medieval Ivories and Works of Art

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Medieval Ivories and Works of Art
Publicado con ocasión de la exposición homónima, en The Legion of Honor, San Francisco, from october 28, 2017, through january 7, 2018CONTENTS6 Forewordg Introduction11 Byzantine and Romanesque23 Châsses and reliquaries38 Gothic ivories and ivory carving in the Middle Ages43 Ivory statuettes large and small63 Passion diptychs: Variants on a theme85 Diptychs with other scenes105 Fragments of larger ensembles113 Medallions and roundels117 Domestic and personal items129 Private devotion147 Fragments of major works.

House Guests

release date: Jan 01, 2001
House Guests
Built by the Boulton family between 1817 and 1820, the Grange is Toronto's oldest remaining brick house. During the nineteenth century, the Grange was at the centre of the city's social and political activity. Today, with its collection of furniture, artifacts, and art, it is an historic house museum and part of the Art Gallery of Ontario. In her fascinating essay, award-winning Canadian historian Charlotte Gray brings to life the saga of the Grange, the home of the Boultons and of Goldwin Smith in the 19th century. Devoting as much attention to the formidable women who ran the household as to the men who were key figures in the development of the city, she offers a fascinating portrait of a place and a time. Complementing Gray's essay are shorter essays and reproductions of works commissioned from artists Rebecca Belmore, Luis Jacob, Elizabeth LeMoine, Josiah McElheny, Elaine Reichek, and Christy Thompson that offer inventive responses to a complicated past.

Greg Curnoe

release date: Jan 01, 2001
Greg Curnoe
This beautifully designed and comprehensive book is published to coincide with a major exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario. It is a splendid record of the work and life of a singularly significant Canadian artist who left a resonant legacy of the value of attachment to place. Greg Curnoe was known as a Canadian nationalist -- more specifically, as a regionalist -- which was reflected in his abiding belief in the importance of working with and from a particular locale. He found, meticulously explored and recorded his place in London, Ontario as painter, family man, ardent amateur historian, irreverent native son and endlessly curious intellect. From this base he created a body of work notable for its exuberant energy and fearless self-revelation, for its effervescent, saturated colour and deep involvement with questions of personal consequence and meaning. Along with beautiful and plentiful full-colour and black-and-white illustrations, Greg Curnoe: Life and Stuff includes three lively, authoritative texts. Sarah Milroy contributes an essay on Curnoe's artistic development. Dennis Reid thoughtfully considers his own involvement with Curnoe as friend and colleague, as well as the artist's broad influence. Judith Rodger has developed an annotated chronology of his career that's exemplary in its precise thoroughness. This book was published in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario.

David Milne Watercolours

release date: Jan 01, 2005
David Milne Watercolours
David Milne (1882-1953) has long been recognized as one of Canada's most innovative painters. Although major exhibitions have been devoted to his paintings and prints, his brilliant watercolours, arguably his most beautiful and important works, have never before been revealed in depth. This lavishly illustrated book, which features essays and an annotated chronology by six Milne experts who consider the artist from international and Canadian perspectives, will accompany the first major exhibition of his work in any medium to travel outside Canada. Contributors to the book include: John O'Brian, Dennis Reid, David P. Silcox, Rosemarie LeSueur Tovell and Carol Troyen. This book was published in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Peter Doig

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Peter Doig
Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Dallas Museum of Art, Sept. 12-Nov. 20, 2005, the Gallery at Windsor, Vero Beach, Dec. 4, 2005-Mar. 1, 2006, and at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Mar. 22-June 18, 2006.

The Shape of Colour

release date: Jan 01, 2005
The Shape of Colour
Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Jun. 1-Aug. 7, 2005.

The Symbolist Prints of Edvard Munch

release date: Jan 01, 1996
The Symbolist Prints of Edvard Munch
Illustrated with black and white and colored prints from Edvard Munch. Original pictorial wrappers and color illustrated frontispiece. Published alongside the exhibition of the same name. "This exhibition considers Munch's relevance to a modern world through three interpretive paths." (From the forward) These paths are the technical methods Munch used as a Symbolist printmaker, his reception and exhibitions in North American, and Munch's influence in popular culture. With several essays and a chronology.

André Masson Inside/outside Surrealism

release date: Jan 01, 2001

The Art of Betty Goodwin

release date: Jan 01, 1998
The Art of Betty Goodwin
Betty Goodwin is one of Canada's most accomplished and influential artists, and her powerful works about death, loss and the traces of life have influenced a generation of Canadian artists. "Her work is not a catalogue of distress," Anne Michaels writes, but "a record of hope in its most distilled form, potent and fiercely earned." To celebrate a careeer that spans more than fifty years, this beautifully produced book presents Goodwin's most important work as well as many early paintings and prints published for the first time. Born in 1923 in Montreal, Betty Goodwin is largely self-taught and made her breakthrough as a leading Canadian artist in the early 1970s. She uses various media and techniques, from etching to installation, to investigate the being and presence of the human body. Her work is in the collection of many public art institutions in Canada and has been exhibited internationally. In the introduction, Anne Michaels links the intense experience of looking at Goodwin's work to the paradox of disappearance and materialization. Matthew Teitelbaum's essay traces the thematic developments in Goodwin's early work, specifically addressing the place of mourning in her art, and Jessica Bradley's conversation with Goodwin sheds new light on the artist's process. Robert Racine's afterword offers a personal reflection on Goodwin's achievement, and Anne-Marie Ninacs' chronology presents many new biographical facts on the artist's work and life. This book was published in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada.

Krieghoff

release date: Jan 01, 1999
Krieghoff
Cornelius Krieghoff, born in Amsterdam in 1815 and an immigrant to North America about 1835, is Canada's most famous nineteenth-century artist. The familiarity of his paintings may make it surprising that this book is published on the occasion of the very first retrospective exhibition of his work. We have known Krieghoff best for his affectionate depictions of everyday life among the habitants and First Nations residents of what is now Quebec. This project illuminates his considerable skill and narrative power as a painter, while revealing his relationship to his adopted country as it evolved from colony to nation. Kriegoff: Images of Canada features essays by three distinguished writers, and all 152 works from the exhibition are reproduced in colour. The nineteenth century in Europe and North America witnessed an artistic shift away from neoclassicism's monumental canvases of historical subjects to the intimacy, the dailiness, the humour and anecdotal warmth of genre painting. In Canada, as elsewhere, this shift occurred as a middle class, agent of growing commerce and industry, was rising to prominence. Situating the artist within the rich context of the period, Dennis Reid's essay focuses on Krieghoff as a major Canadian cultural figure in the years leading up to Confederation, showing his work to be as much shaped by his new homeland as his images indelibly shaped future public perception of his time and place. Ramsay Cook's essay presents a fresh reading of these iconic images in light of the underlying social attitudes and political issues of the day, especially as seen by a newcomer. Francois-Marc Gagnon's text examines the sources in European tradition of Krieghoff's images of French Canadians and Native peoples and considers the interpretation of his paintings by the influential Quebec art historian Gerard Morisset. Raymond Vezina contributes a useful, illustrated chronology, and Arlene Gehmacher provides detailed and fully researched catalogue entries. This book was published in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Albertina

release date: Jan 01, 1999
Albertina
"The Albertina in Vienna, which houses one of the most significant collections of graphic art in the world, is rightfully famous for the unsurpassed quality of its pieces. The Collection comprises some 65,000 drawings, almost one million prints, and countless other works on paper, ranging from the Late Gothic period to the present day. The eventful history of the Graphische Sammlung Albertina, founded by Duke Albert of Saxe-Teschen, spans more than two hundred years, and passed into the public domain in 1919."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Paterson Ewen

release date: Jan 01, 1996
Paterson Ewen
Paterson Ewen is one of Canada's most accomplished and admired painters. He is famous for his monumental paintings of phenomena, powerful works that capture the grandeur of nature and extend the tradition of landscape painting in Canada. According to Michael Ondaatje, "Perhaps there is a balance and security in these precarious works because of the very fact that they seem to have been torn out of the heart and earth." Born in Montreal in 1925, Paterson Ewen was heralded as one of the leading modern artists in Quebec. In 1968, he moved to London, Ontario, where he still lived and worked at the time of publication. Ewen's work is in the collections of most public art institutations in Canada and has been exhibited widely in North America and Europe. He was chosen to represent Canada at the 1982 Venice Biennale, and his numerous honours include the Chalmers Award for Visual Arts and the Toronto Arts Award. This beautifully produced volume presents a selection of Ewen's most important works (50 in full colour and 72 in black and white), as well as four texts celebrating a career that spans six decades. Michael Ondaatje's introduction reflects on the act of making art and is rooted in his response to Ewen's works. Ron Graham's biographical essay presents much new information on Ewen and his community of artists in Montreal and London. Matthew Teitelbaum's critical essay examines Ewen's career, his development, influences and achievement. Eric Fischl's afterword offers a personal view of his friendship with Ewen. This book was published in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario.

David Rimmer

release date: Jan 01, 1993
David Rimmer
Published by the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Ken Thomson the Collector

release date: Jan 01, 2008

The Barnes Exhibit Art Gallery of Ontario

release date: Jan 01, 1994
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