Les aigrettes

In 1964, Adrien Maeght created the ARTE printing works located on rue Daguerre, in Paris. From 1966, Jean-Paul Riopelle worked closely with the masters of this printing press, constantly pushing the limits of this medium. According to art historian Michèle Grandbois, Riopelle's artistic approach, in particular with regard to the technique of printmaking, gives him a very particular originality: "His approach to printmaking testifies to invention, audacity and excessiveness that will make him transgress, if not ignore, the traditional rules of the ''beautiful profession'' 1”.

1. Michèle Grandbois, 1980, Contemporary Quebec prints. Volume I, doctoral thesis in art history, Laval University, 1996, p.180

Original etching in color on Mandeure cloth annotated HC (HOrc-Commerce) with certificate from Galerie Maeght Paris. Published in the catalog raisonné 1968.07EST.GR, Imprimerie ARTE Adrien Maeght, Maeght Publisher Paris. page 177.

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Jean-Paul Riopelle (1923 - 2002)

Les aigrettes, 1968

  • Gallery

    Cosner Art Gallery - Montreal

  • Medium

    Etching on chiffon de Mandeure

  • Time

    Post-War Canadian art

  • Dimensions

    77,5 x 58,5 cm | 30,5'' x 23''

  • Dimensions with frame

    92,7 x 73,6 cm | 36,5'' x 29''

  • Signed

    Signed lower right, inscribed HC lower left.

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