Private Collection, Quebec
Emblematic of the magnified pointillism found in his later painting, Couleurs d’Automne showcases Ulysse Comtois at his most expansive and iridescent. Juxtaposing strokes of bold colour come together in glinting flashes and rushed, hurried flows of energetic movement. A central cruciform radiates across the canvas, creating a turbulent lurch between heated oranges and reds and cooler shades of blue, black, and turquoise. The impression is that of blustered flurries of fallen leaves in the chill autumn breeze and the last searing heat of a dying summer sun. The vast field of colour is a singular example of Comtois’ buzzing expressionism.