Young man with hat
Jean-Paul Lemieux (1904 - 1990)
Young man with hat , 1962
Galerie Cosner au Ritz-Carlton Montréal
Oil on canvas
Post-War Canadian art
Artwork dimensions : 48,8 x 33 cm / 19,2'' x 13'' Dimensions with frame: 72 cm x 54,8 cm / 28,4'' x 21,6''
Signed and dated 62 lower right
For the portraits, Jean-Paul Lemieux wishes to eliminate any overload. Marie Carani will explain, speaking of her portraits: "We immediately note a desire to eliminate the overload of precise features in the faces: detailed hair, glasses or other attributes; there remains only the most basic possible rendering. same simplification affects the clothes: buttons, pockets, seams, patterns. These accessories give way to a rudimentary envelope of a single piece of fabric which encloses the gestures, suggesting the essential behaviors, delivering the characters in their being, evoking their emotions in front of the situations."
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