Joie de l'Aube
Alfred Pellan (1906 - 1988)
Joie de l'Aube, c.1950
Galerie Cosner au Ritz-Carlton Montréal
Post-War Canadian art
30,5 cm x 32 cm / 12'' x 12,6''
Signed lower right
Price on request
At the beginning of the 1950s, Alfred Pellan returned to Paris. The Museum of Modern Art in Paris is holding an exhibition where 181 of his works are presented. "He has brought a lot to a whole generation of artists and has become an icon of modernity in Canada. He was the first Canadian to have a retrospective in his lifetime at the Paris Museum of Modern Art in 1955, "said Anne Eschapasse, director of exhibitions at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.
In the composition Joie de l'aube, the saturated colors applied in solid colors meets. Like a mirror, the red dots supported by the semicircle of the same color are reflected on the left, thus determining the depth of the work.
In an article in La Relève magazine, Simone Aubry devotes a few lines to a work by Pellan of the same title "There is a small canvas entitled Joie de l'aube which gives exactly the feeling of the title, if we examine it carefully; but you shouldn’t look for it or ask the artist why the black spot is topped with a red crescent. ” The simplified, even schematic, forms of Pellan's work arouse as many reflections as sensitive impressions of happiness and harmony.
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