Affiche avant la lettre, no.120

In the 1970s, and after more than twenty years dedicated to abstraction, the theme of the owl comes back in force in the art of Riopelle as well as figuration in general. He treats them through works on paper, such as Les hiboux, 1970; paintings on canvas, such as Hibou jet-black, 1970; and sculpture, such as Hibou-Roc, 1969-1970 (cast iron in bronze, 2010), demonstrating Riopelle’s incredible talent in a variety of media.

Source: François-Marc Gagnon: Jean-Paul Riopelle, son vie son oeuvre, Institut de l'art Canadien https://www.aci-iac.ca/en/bookss-dart/jean-paul-riopelle/laboures-phares/les-hiboux/


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Jean-Paul Riopelle (1923 - 2002)

Affiche avant la lettre, no.120, 1970

  • Gallery

    Cosner Art Gallery - Montreal

  • Medium

    Original lithograph on Arches paper

  • Time

    Post-War Canadian art

  • Dimensions

    81 x 50 cm | 31,8'' x 19,6''

  • Dimensions with frame

    91,4 x 66,5 cm / 36'' x 26,2''

  • Signed

    Signed lower right , HC lower left

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