VIBRATIONS SUR JAUNE, 1963
oil on linen
signed and dated; also signed and dated on the reverse
23.5 ins x 28.5 ins; 59.7 cms x 72.4 cms
Fernand Leduc’s (1916-2014) later works became more invested in plasticien theories, exploring the interactions of colour and form. Produced during Leduc’s extended stay in Paris, Vibrations sur Jaune introduces a sense of delicacy and movement to the hard-edged geometries typical of his work in this period. A thin rift of green and red splits the yellow canvas in two, while cracks of red and blue convulse and billow across the broad fields. The ripples of colour stitch through the work with an intense, trembling force, creating a painting that seems to glow with pulsating energy.
Galerie Roger Bellemare, Montreal
Private Collection, Calgary