“Large Two Forms” (1966 & 1969), Henry Moore
Toronto’s diversity is reflected in the wide array of public art, especially sculpture, that can be seen on block after block in its downtown core. Encounters with public art as we hustle from place to place provide moments for reflection and inspiration and help to remind us of our connections to deeper things and to one another.
These pieces from out and about merely scratch the surface of the city’s offerings. (I forgot to get the titles for a couple of these pieces.)
I love the parenthood one. 🙂
Wonderful! Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for sharing Brett, they are delightful I like them all.
I live in the Greater Toronto Area and I have to say I have not taken advantage of this art form. Sad but true.
I think that tends to be true for most of us in our home towns or cities, which we often think we can always get to later.
Amazing! Thanks for sharing.
I especially enjoyed the immigrant family with its joyful spirit.
Very much so!
There’s something about a city that very publicly supports the arts that gives you a giant clue as to its true nature.
Excellent! Halifax needs more public sculpture.
I’m with you! 🙂
I’ve seen most of these statues and they do provide a sense of creativity in Toronto’s otherwise bleak and uninspiring urban landscape – I know it all too well; I live here 😦 Thanks for posting!
I love all of these, but especially the Immigrant family and the whales!
Both are well done!
I know these sculptures in Toronto and I’ve seen them they are quite beautiful and it is such a pleasure to see them the way they are positioned in the city
Makes the day a little better!
I had no idea that Toronto had so many sculptures. (I’ve never been there). Thanks for enlightening me.
My post doesn’t due justice to the breadth of what’s there.
It must be amazing!
Some very nice works of art here!
Very much! 🙂
Hurrah! Now you’re in my own back yard! I went by Two Forms just this morning — a friend & I went to the AGO for the Mystical Landscapes show, & saluted the sculpture, standing guard at the street corner. Did you know that it is about to be moved? For very good reasons: it will be a prominent feature of Grange Park (the community park immediately behind the AGO & flanked by OCAD).which is now being transformed & greatly enhanced.
Hi, Penny, I was actually thinking when I posted this that you of all people would likely have seen many of these. Moving Two Forms will be some effort. They’re very distinctive and will be a wonderful addition to the Park.
Did you notice how the patina of the inner curves of that sculpture is worn through, right to the rivets? The sign of much public love!
Very cool — thanks for pointing that out! Also nice thing about public art is that it is generally touchable
Thet told me it will need to be re-patinated soon (I think that’s the word), a $$$ cost for all that love. But worth it, I’m with you on that. Also, I’ve always been so happy to see that it is never defaced.
I’ve been to Toronto a few times because for a short period of time we lived in St. Catherine’s. I think public displays of art in cities adds so much to that city’s character. It’s not all about tall buildings.
Amen to that! 🙂
I totally agree! Public displays of art do add to a city’s character, especially here in Toronto where tall buildings are going up with seemingly no planning nor much thought to the future.
Thanks Brett. More than I realized!
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I’ve been to Toronto last year with my family. Actually, public displays of art helps to explain traditional culture. It’s nice to see art, which makes our mind relaxed.
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