Canadian Fine Art
November 13 — 18, 2021
Auction begins to close at 7:00 pm ET
BRUNO JOSEPH BOBAK, R.C.A.
Private Collection, Ontario
Over his long career, Bobak’s art remained true to its representational core. Working in a moment where abstraction took centre stage, the artist was looking to Monet, Turner and Munch. Herménégilde Chiasson writes that “it was a miracle almost that some artists, like Bobak, were able to keep their eyes focused on that ageless and obsessive art project: the representation of the human figure and its environment… To survive, realism in painting had to turn to other considerations. As Abstract Expressionism was making headlines, Bobak turned to that very same school of painting to establish a different perspective and rely on an emotional intensity that has since infused his work.”
Bernard Riordon, Herménégilde Chiasson, and Herb Curtis, Bruno Bobak: The Full Palette (Goose Lane Editions and Beaverbrook Art Gallery: Fredericton, NB., 2006), 14.
Good/Very good condition. Some accretions.
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