Petrouchka à Canmore
The works of Kittie Bruneau are often in harmony with those of the painters Appel or Miro. His style is also regularly compared to the artistic movement CoBrA, which advocated a return to the natural primitive. However, this comparison ends quickly because Bruneau has his own aesthetic which reflects an inner world. The simplification of the form is used by the artist to convey to the viewers the emotions she wishes to share.
Bernard Paquet wrote in Vie des arts this about the works of Bruneau: ""The exuberance of the colors and the marked arabesque of the lines, the abundance of animal representations, the almost childish graphics of the image of the bodies and the suggestion of half-human masks contribute to giving the work a festive, even carnival-like atmosphere that seems to be dreamlike" - Bernard Paquet (1995) "Kittie Bruneau: The Carnival of Mythologies", Vie des arts, Vol. 39, No. 158, pp. 49-55.
The year 1986 marked a new artistic exploration as she painted on animal skins with her friends from the Stoney First Nation, northwest of Calgary.
Kittie Bruneau (1929 - 2021)
Petrouchka à Canmore, 1986
Cosner Art Gallery - Montreal
Post-War Canadian art
80 x 112 cm | 31,5'' x 44''
Dimensions with frame
92 x 132 cm | 36,5'' x 52''
Signed and dated lower right. Signed, titled and dated on verso.