Carrefour interdit

In 1954, Bellefleur left Quebec to settle in France. During this stay, he talks with André Breton and the surrealists. These encounters had a great influence on the works he produced in subsequent years. He then became interested in the unconscious and the liberation of gesture in his practice. He now uses almost exclusively the spatula in his compositions. The works of the early 1960s are characterized by the harmony between matter, structure and the freedom that guides the gesture. 

In 1960, the artist not only reached his artistic maturity by exploring several techniques. He was also selected to represent Canada at the Guggenheim International Contest presented in New York.

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Léon Bellefleur (1910 - 2007)

Carrefour interdit, 1961

  • Gallery

    Galerie Cosner au Ritz-Carlton Montréal

  • Medium

    Oil on canvas

  • Time

    Post-War Canadian art

  • Dimensions

    65 x 81,5 cm / 25,5'' x 32''

  • Dimensions with frame

    88,9 x 106 cm / 35'' x 41,6''

  • Signed

    Signed and dated 61 lower right, signed, titled and dated on verso

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