oil on canvas
signed and dated ‘77; also signed, titled and dated on the reverse
46 ins x 35 ins; 116.8 cms x 88.9 cms
“Yes, the most important thing is not what we see, but what we imagine.” - Léon Bellefleur
In the 1970s, Bellefleur’s work started to be more lyrical than that of the previous decade. Conveyed in a dance of pigments, texture, and movement, paintings like Émergence render the painter's desire to capture an impulse of inspiration and protect it from the inevitable transience of time.
Guy Robert, Bellefleur, Iconia, Montreal, 1988, page 9.
Thielsen Gallery, London
Galerie Walter Klinkhoff, Montreal
Private Collection, Toronto