Canadian Fine Art
November 13 — 18, 2021
Auction begins to close at 7:00 pm ET
STANLEY MOREL COSGROVE, R.C.A.
Private Collection, Ontario
Jules Bazin recounts that while talking to a critic, Cosgrove said that he “does not paint trees but verticals and horizontals on a forest background. A way to inform that trees are only a pretext to express his feelings, that they are uniquely coloured harmonies.” Form seems almost to disappear in the artist’s work. Bazin suggests that Cosgrove was a painter of tonal values rather than a colourist: “the whole can at first appear gray and dull, but the viewer is soon won over by the delicacy of colouring, displayed by unobtrusive but cleverly placed accents.”
Jules Bazin, Cosgrove (Marcel Broquet: Saint-Philippe, Quebec, 1980), 14-16.
Very good condition.
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