TOTEMS À L’ÉVENTAIL
oil on canvas
signed and dated ‘69; also signed, titled and dated ‘69 on the reverse
39.5 ins x 32 ins; 100.3 cms x 81.3 cms
Towards the end of the 1960s Bellefleur became fascinated with esotericism and metempsychosis and Totems à l’éventail is a reflection of that. Guy Robert writes that for the painter, “the prospect of the transmigration of the soul favoured both the emergence of striking visions, in which silhouettes of 'ancestors' loom up out of their legendary, age-old mists and, perhaps most of all, of an atmosphere imbued with emotions which give the pictorial space a remarkable flavor”.
Guy Robert, Bellefleur, Iconia, Montreal, 1988, page 106.
Private Collection, Toronto