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Art Gallery of Ontario

Works: 2,304 works in 4,674 publications in 4 languages and 59,348 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Interviews  Sculptures  History  Handbooks and manuals  Illustrated works 
Roles: Other, his, isb, Editor, Organizer of meeting, Publisher, Owner, Collector, Originator
Classifications: N6797.T88, 760.0924
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Modigliani : beyond the myth by Ont.) Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) is one of the best known - and most misunderstood - artists of the twentieth century. His incisive portraits, erotically charged nudes, elegant drawings of caryatids, and primitivistic sculpture have been admired for decades. Modigliani's work, however, has typically been examined in the limited context of his so-called bohemian, anti-intellectual lifestyle. This book revises this approach toward Modigliani's art, presenting a revisionist examination of the unique historical, social, religious, and cultural significance of his oeuvre." "Modigliani: Beyond the Myth looks at the artist and his art from a variety of important perspectives: his proud heritage as a Sephardic Jew, whose spirituality embraced non-Western, classical, and Christian iconography while retaining its own ethnic identity; his critical engagement and melding of tribal and ethnographic art with Judaism in his portraiture; the representation of the female nude in his works from a feminist cultural perspective; the remarkable reception of his work in Italy after his death, and the failure of traditional art history to account for or analyze these important aspects of his life and work."--Jacket
German masters of the nineteenth century : paintings and drawings from the Federal Republic of Germany by N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The etchings of James McNeill Whistler by Katharine Jordan Lochnan( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The symbolist prints of Edvard Munch : the Vivian and David Campbell collection by Elizabeth Prelinger( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Manufactured landscapes : the photographs of Edward Burtynsky by Lori Pauli( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the past twenty-five years, the Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky has been an explorer of unfamiliar places where industrial activity has reshaped the surface of the land. His surveys of the man-made terrain of quarrying, mining, railcutting, recycling, oil refining, and shipbreaking remind us that these incursions into the earth arise out of perennial human needs and desires. Burtynsky's photographs may show us things that are disturbing, but they also have about them an unexpected beauty, subverting our usual notions of the sublime in nature and leading us to a new awareness of the landscape of our times." "Manufactured Landscapes, organized by the National Gallery of Canada, is the first major retrospective of Edward Burtynsky's work. This fully illustrated catalogue of the exhibition includes essays by Lori Pauli, Mark Haworth-Booth, and Kenneth Baker, and an interview with the artist by Michael Torosian."--Jacket
Ai Weiwei : according to what?( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A leading figure among the Chinese artists of his generation, Ai Weiwei creates art that transcends East/West cultural dualities and focuses on fundamental artistic, cultural, and social questions. Published in conjunction with the first North American survey of this celebrated and provocative artist's career, this volume offers a valuable introduction to the full spectrum of Ai Weiwei's work--from photographs and sculpture to documentation of several of his most well-known projects, including his collaboration with Herzog & de Meuron on the "bird's nest" stadium for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. More recent works, several made specifically for this tour, address his ongoing investigation of the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake, as well as his responses to his detention and continual surveillance by Chinese authorities. The book contains essays by exhibition curator Mami Kataoka, art historian Charles Merewether, and an interview between the Hirshhorn's chief curator Kerry Brougher and the artist
The European iceberg : creativity in Germany and Italy today by Germano Celant( Book )

14 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerhard Richter paintings by Roald Nasgaard( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and Italian and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara Hepworth : a retrospective by Penelope Curtis( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara Hepworth's career spanned five decades, from 1925 to 1975. Her style moved from figuration, through geometric and organic abstraction, to the internationally acclaimed grandeur of her large-scale, post-war work. Her best known sculpture is associated with the landscape around St. Ives in Cornwall: 'I used colour and strings in many of the carvings ... The colour plunged me into the depths of water, caves or shadows deeper than the carved concavities themselves. The strings were the tension I felt between myself and the sea, the wind or the hills.'. This publication focuses on Hepworth's unique carvings. It reassesses her reputation in the light of attention recently paid to her contemporaries, Ben Nicholson and Henry Moore and offers the opportunity to look afresh at a major British artist
Georgia O'Keeffe by Georgia O'Keeffe( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and German and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reader's Digest Endowed Book Fund
Florence at the dawn of the Renaissance : painting and illumination, 1300-1350 by Christine Sciacca( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Fourni par l'éditeur
Vincent van Gogh and the birth of cloisonism by Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov( Book )

15 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Art Gallery of Ontario, 24 Jan.-22 Mar., 1981, and Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, 9 Apr.-14 Jun, 1981
Turner and the sublime by Andrew Wilton( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian fairy painting by Royal Academy of Arts (London)( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published to accompany an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Victorian Fairy Painting reveals the enormous popularity of the fairy world as depicted in Victorian English painting, literature, and the theatre
Turner and the sublime by Andrew Wilton( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout his life Turner was profoundly influenced by the eighteenth-century aesthetic theory of the "sublime." However, as Andrew Wilton now shows, the sublime was not merely a springboard for Turner's innovations; he reinterpreted the theory with great individualism and offered it to the world as a fresh and even more far-reaching philosophy of art. The 140 illustrations, which include 32 in color, reproduce watercolors and prints that demonstrate the development of Turner's response to the sublime in areas as various as architecture, the picturesque, the "terrific," the sea, cities, mountains, and lakes. Many of the subjects have not previously been published
Eva Hesse : studiowork by Briony Fer( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout her career, Eva Hesse (1936-1970) produced a significant number of small, experimental works alongside her large-scale sculpture. These so-called "test-pieces" were made in a wide range of materials, including latex, wire-mesh, sculp-metal, wax, and cheesecloth. Rather than considering them simply technical explorations, the art historian Briony Fer renames these small objects studiowork and argues that they put in question conventional notions of what sculpture is." "The book contains a comprehensive catalogue of the studiowork, including many new works that have never before been seen in public. Although previously these small objects were considered peripheral to the major sculptures, this fascinating new study argues that they force us to ask fundamental questions, not just about what an artwork is, but about the work that art does in our culture."--Jacket
Playing with pictures : the art of Victorian photocollage by Elizabeth Siegel( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title examines comprehensively the little-known phenomenon of Victorian photocollage, presenting imagery that has rarely - and in many cases, never - been displayed or reproduced
The mystic north : symbolist landscape painting in northern Europe and North America, 1890-1940 by Roald Nasgaard( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The drawings of Henry Moore by Henry Moore( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholarly examination of Moore's drawings from 1921 to the 1950's
TurnerWhistlerMonet : impressionist visions by Katharine Jordan Lochnan( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and French and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J.M.W. Turner, James McNeill Whistler, and Claude Monet created some of the most poetic landscapes of the 19th century. This beautiful book, which accompanies a major traveling exhibition, follows the three artists from the Thames to the Seine to the Venetian lagoon and is the first to explore the relationships among their works. Friends, collaborators, and rivals, Monet and Whistler adopted and built on themes first developed by Turner, including the creation of a series of views of the same landscape under different lighting and climatic conditions. Their attempts to imitate in oil the effects that Turner had achieved in watercolor and pastel transformed their style and would prove to be highly influential. In addition, they were inspired by Turner to seek beauty in the modern urban environment. In doing so, they created visionary works that contributed to Impressionism and Symbolism, and remain among the most beloved landscapes of the 19th century
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Modigliani : beyond the myth
The symbolist prints of Edvard Munch : the Vivian and David Campbell collectionManufactured landscapes : the photographs of Edward BurtynskyVictorian fairy paintingTurner and the sublimeEva Hesse : studioworkPlaying with pictures : the art of Victorian photocollageTurnerWhistlerMonet : impressionist visions
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