Nov 11, 2013
By Michael Kramer
The Art Gallery of Ontario explores how a radical change in the world inspired the great artists of the 20th century.
” The Great Upheaval: Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collection, 1910-1918 ” features over 60 works by 36 renowned artists including Picasso and Chagall.
An artistic frenzy swept Europe in the years leading up to the First World War and the exhibition highlights through painting and sculpture – the social, political and technological change of the period.
The exhibition makes its only Canadian stop at the AGO from November 30th to March 2nd.
The AGO also presents a series of talks and events that immerse visitors in the period from 1910 to 1918 – when telephones appeared, news was becoming instantaneous and the tango was all the rage.
Beginning January i5th the AGO will be offering free weekly tango lessons in Walker Court and will be screening early abstract art films in Jackman Hall.