Tanenbaum collection at Ontario Art Gallery

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Toronto, 7 October 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA).

Ontario Art Gallery is currently presenting an exhibition dedicated to Tanenbaum maecenas, who have offered important works to the museum for over forty years. The exhibition entitled « From Renaissance to Rodin: Celebrating the Tanenbaum Gift at the Art Gallery of Ontario » will last until 1 April 2012. It concerns the first demonstration organized by the curator of the museum, Lloyd DeWitt.

The Canadian museum will also honour the taste of Joey and Toby Tanenbaum, the far-sighted art collectors of European art. The show is displaying 28 master paintings and 5 sculptures dating back to the Renaissance (early 20th century). Its aim is to illustrate the quality and rarity of the pieces offered by Tanenbaums, which enrich the collection of Toronto museum.

Among the iconic pieces, there is a bust of Pope George XV that was sculpted in 1621, by 18th century Roman master, Le Bernin. Furthermore, modern artists are honoured, notably, Auguste Rodin with his pieces, Eustache de Saint-Pierre and Andrieux, which constitute the two masterpieces of the show.

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