Dark Background with White Squares
Jean-Paul Riopelle (1923 - 2002)
Dark Background with White Squares, 1964
Galerie Cosner au Ritz-Carlton Montréal
Post-War Canadian art
131 cm x 235 cm / 51,6'' x 92,5''
Signed lower right
Price upon request
Provenance: Pierre Matisse Galerie , New York
Catalogue raisonné # 1964.033P.1964, Tome 3 page 318
Published: Riopelle Chasseurs d'images , Guy Robert, Editions France-Amérique, Montréal, 1981, page 230.
Paris, Didier Imbert Fine Art, Jean-Paul Riopelle: Les années soixante, May - July 1994
Montreal, Galerie Simon Blais, Jean Paul Riopelle: Papiers Géants, Oeuvres sur papier de grand format, August - September 2007
New York, Acquavella Galleries, Riopelle: Grands Formats, September - October 2009
It is from the year 1964 that Jean-Paul Riopelle begins mixed media. The production of the artist that year is impressive and is characterized by works of very large formats. He perpetuates in these paper works the grandiosity of those in oil and named "figures" presented a year earlier, in Paris, during the exhibition Riopelle beyond 120.
The 1965 exhibition by Pierre Matisse in New York, with the exception of the work La Bolduc, oil painting (Place des Arts collection) and The Tree, 26 works in mixed media of very large formats. In these works presented, it is possible to detect the pictorial clues that will lead Riopelle to the subsequent key periods of his career as the Iceberg production a decade later.
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