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The Art of the Everyday: Faience in 17th and 18th-century France.
TORONTO, CANADA • Gardiner Museum • 22 August 2013 - 5 January 2014
|This focus exhibition documents the rise of the faience industry in 17th and 18th-century France. Appreciated at all levels of society, faience (tin-glaze earthenware) provided a less costly, yet still highly refined and elegant alternative to porcelain. Featuring approximately 40 objects for everyday use and ornamental wares, this exhibition surveys the production of the foremost faience centres, including Nevers, Rouen, Marseille, Moustiers and Strasbourg. The selection will offer insights into the social life and customs of the time, while reflecting the assimilation of technological advances and aesthetic influences that converged into France; from the initial introduction of the medium by Italian potters, to the diffusion of stylistic models from the Netherlands and the impact of cultural contacts with Asia. The pieces featured in this exhibition were recently donated to the Gardiner Museum by Pierre Karch and Mariel O’Neill-Karch, and now constitute one of the rare collections of French faience in a public institution in North America.|
Gardiner Museum Website
111 Queen’s Park
Canada M5S 2C7
Tel: (1) 416 586 80 80
TORONTO, CANADA • Roy Thomson Hall • 17 - 22 December 2013
Christopher Warren-Green, conductor
Klara Ek, soprano
Lawrence Zazzo, countertenor
John Tessier, tenor
John Relyea, bass-baritone
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Roy Thomson Hall Website
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