Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Reasons to visit Toronto

The City, Robert Delauney

Until March 2, the Art Gallery of Ontario will host "The Great Upheaval: Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collection, 1910 - 1918". This period in European painting was a time of great energy and innovation. The show features over one hundred paintings and sculptures by Matisse, Picasso, Modigliani, Kandinsky, Chagall and many more.

French River, Kim Dorland

Jelly Shelf, Mary Pratt
For all you fans of plein air painting, Kim Dorland shows his landscapes in the tradition of the Group of Seven at the McMichael Collection until January 5. Visitors will have the opportunity to see works by this young artist displayed side-by-side those painted by Jackson, MacDonald, Carmichael et al. The exhibit is titled, “You Are Here: Kim Dorland and the Return to Painting.

From January 18 to April 27, the McMichael Collection will have a show devoted to the works of Canadian photorealist painter Mary Pratt. "She brings a sharply focused, contemporary lens to deceptively simple subject matter, demonstrating sophisticated skill rooted firmly in the history of painting."

It's always a pleasure to view the permanent collection at the McMichael, with its vast holdings of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. Nestled in a beautiful woodland north of Toronto, the McMichael was built to optimize its setting in an inspiring natural environment.

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