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Ago: Highlights from the Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario (Paperback)

By Jim Shedden (Editor)
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AGO's collection of close to 95,000 works ranges from cutting-edge contemporary art such as Untilled (Liegender Frauenakt) by Pierre Huyghe to European masterpieces such as Peter Paul Ruben's The Massacre of the Innocents; from the vast collection by the Group of Seven to works by established and emerging Indigenous Canadian artists.

Art has the ability to bridge cultures and create new ways of communicating. At its highest achievement, it gives pleasure through the act of looking and empowers us to perceive the world through a wider lens.

AGO: Highlights from the Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario recognizes the remarkable collection of the AGO. Featuring more than 300 works, this book showcases the depth and diversity of the Gallery's holdings -- from Rubens's masterpiece, The Massacre of the Innocents, to Arnaud Maggs's After Nadar photographs. Each entry includes a stunning reproduction, an insightful description, and detailed archival information.

Over the last decade, the AGO's world-renowned collection has grown immeasurably. Now readers have the chance to explore in print form many of these acquisitions, including photographs, First Nations objects, African art, and pieces from the Thomson Collection.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781894243742
ISBN-10: 1894243749
Publisher: Art Gallery of Ontario
Publication Date: April 14th, 2015
Pages: 356
Language: English