Canadian Fine Art
November 13 — 18, 2021
Auction begins to close at 7:00 pm ET
BERTRAM CHARLES BINNING, R.C.A.
Private Collection, Ontario
Binning was known chiefly for his work as a draughtsman before he took up oil painting in 1948, though the disciplined, simple lines of his early career were never far from his later compositions. Indeed, Binning came from a line of architects and even devoted a portion of his career to architecture. Binning strove to capture what he referred to as “the lyric idea,” becoming increasingly more focused on symbolism rather than realism. In describing his work, Binning once said that art “plays between the two sides of me… a certain joy and fun— perhaps even wit—but this seems to vacillate between another extreme of plain coolness, which I call a classic sense.”
Very good condition.
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