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The Studio Model in Canadian Art, 1900-1950

Ongoing display, 2005

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James Wilson Morrice
Canadian, 1865-1924
Born Montreal, Quebec; died Tunis, Tunisia
Standing Nude, from the Back
1912
oil on canvas
Gift of Mr. And Mrs. Jules Loeb, Toronto, 1987
© 2004 Art Gallery of Ontario


Why does landscape painting dominate our history of Canadian art? This installation features 15 works of the studio model from the AGO’s permanent collection that suggest the nude in art was mired in a moral dilemma.

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