I love art galleries. I find them spiritually fulfilling and enriching. I try to visit them regularly, and the one closest to me is the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. The AGO is home to some wonderful sculptures, and I’m just starting to realize how exquisite sculptural artworks are.
Visiting the AGO is like visiting an old friend. I’m familiar with most of the works, yet always seem to find something new. For years I’ve walked past this sculpture by Rodin, It is in the same room as some of my favourite paintings and, as a result, I’m not sure I’ve given it much time. It’s exquisite:
Another sculpture I found appealing was of writer H.P. Lovecraft, found at a recent AGO exhibit featuring artworks collected by filmmaker Guillermo del Toro:
Sometimes an artwork is made special through placement in conjunction with other artwork, like this sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago:
And sometimes the art doesn’t even need to be in the same room for there to be a connection, such as between this sculpture and painting at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh: