Stair Sainty Gallery

Drama And Desire At The Art Gallery Of Ontario, Canada

Drama And Desire At The Art Gallery Of Ontario, Canada

Saturday, June 19, 2010Sunday, September 26, 2010


London, United Kingdom

This exhibition, organised by Guy Cogeval of the Musee d'Orsay, showcases paintings, programs and prints with sound effects and occasional performances by actors, in a theatrical setting. Viewers move from room to room, like changing scenes in a play.

The periods covered include the French Revolution, French & English Romanticism, to the beginning of the 20th century; from 1789-1914. There are pieces on loan from all over the world including works from the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, the V&A and Tate in London, and various galleries and private collections in Australia, US, UK, The Netherlands and Canada.

The gallery lent both The Anger of Achilles by J.-L.David, and Delaroche's Les Enfants d'Edouard (Edward V and the Duke of York in the Tower).