Bow River near Lake Louise

Bruno Cote, a native of Quebec, was renowned for his fearless and dramatic use of colour, his proficiency in capturing light and shadow, and his strong brushwork. He had a spontaneous approach to representing the Canadian countryside that conveyed the immediacy of nature, which is a central aspect of his artwork. Bruno Cote was widely regarded as a prominent interpreter of the Quebec landscape. 

"With Bruno Côté, the function of the work of art is certainly to educate our gaze, to teach us to see, to feel. The artist does not give his landscape the greatest possible resemblance to his model, he rather seems to offer us an interpretation, a "just exaggeration" we could say, of reality based on the emotions aroused by the majestic nature of which he lets himself be imbued. He is recognized as one of the best landscape painters of his generation.

-excerpt (translated from French) from the catalogue of The exhibition Bruno Côté - The Spirit of Nature presented at the Musée d'art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul from October  2015 to February 2016 under the curatorship of Martin Labrie.

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Bruno Côté (1940 - 2010)

Bow River near Lake Louise, 1981

  • Gallery

    Cosner Art Gallery - Montreal

  • Medium

    Oil on panel

  • Time

    Post-War Canadian art

  • Dimensions

    40,6 x 50,8 cm / 16'' x 20''

  • Dimensions with frame

    66 x 76 cm | 26'' x 30''

  • Signed

    Signed and dated lower right, signed, titled and dated on verso

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