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AGO - The Great Upheaval

Today Mom, Dad & I went to the Art Gallery of Ontario to see "The Great Upheaval: Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collection, 1910 - 1918". Today was the last day we could see it.

It showed how art changed in those 8 years and how the Great War affected the art.

It was a time when there were lots of new inventions like the telephone, radio, automobiles, the kodak brownie (a camera), time lapse photography, aeroplanes, helicopters and unfortunately, mustard gas, armoured tanks and hand grenades.

There were paintings by Marc Chagall, Marcel Duchamp, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso and others.

My favourite painting from the exhibit was Vasily Kandinsky's Sketch for Composition II. It's so bright and colourful!

The AGO did a few videos about the exhibition.
I couldn't figure out how to get the videos here on the blog but here are the links:
The Great Upheaval: Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collection, 1910-1918
The Great Upheaval: Robert Delauney's 'Red Eiffel Tower' 1911-12
The Great Upheaval: Franz Marc's 'Yellow Cow' 1911

We visited other parts of the AGO today too. Here are couple pictures from other parts of the Gallery.

This set is called "Man Changing into Thunderbird" by Norval Morrisseau.

This one is a mountain landscape by Lawren Harris.

This is Kathleen Munn's Cows on a Hillside from about 1916. It reminded me of some of the works from "The Great Upheaval". 

Here is a picture of me and Mom outside the AGO by the Henry Moore sculpture.

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