But gouache remains his favorite medium, because of its velvety texture, which most faithfully refers to plants. Not that he attaches himself to a simple and banal transcription of nature: what retains him rather is the analysis of structures, proportions, the games of a geometry of the plant. Another pole of attraction, as a corollary to the first: the light, the hours of the garden, which he observes meticulously and in which he participates as if by osmosis. The gouache is then for him the ideal tool to express the kind of puzzle of the structures and materials of the vegetation and the luminous color.- Duquette, J.-P. (1982). The return of Denys Matte. Life of the Arts, 27(107), 40–41

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Denys Matte (1930 - 2019)

Untitled , 1978

  • Gallery

    Cosner Art Gallery - Montreal

  • Medium

    Mixed media

  • Time

    Post-War Canadian art

  • Dimensions

    101,6 x 68 cm | 40'' x 27''

  • Dimensions with frame

    115,57 x 82,5 cm | 45,5'' x 32,5''

  • Signed

    Signed and dated lower left

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