JEAN PAUL RIOPELLE, R.C.A.
oil on canvas
15 ins x 18 ins; 37.5 cms x 45 cms
Discussing the theme of seasons in Riopelle’s painting, Pierre de Ligny Boudreau writes: “Autumn: in the clear air each element in the landscape in view is sharply outlined..in their slow seasonal journey to winter, the trees have reached a lyrical moment of utter exuberance parading their reds...it is breathtaking fall in the new world.” Riopelle’s “Automne” surely gives us “the sensation, the sentiment, the essence” of the transitional season.
This painting will be included in Yseult Riopelle’s forthcoming catalogue raisonne on the artist’s artwork of the period.
Pierre de Ligny Boudreau, “Seasons within Seasons”, “Jean Paul Riopelle”, exhibition catalogue, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, 1980, pages 3-4.
Galerie Maeght, Paris.
Private Collection, Ontario.
Department: Canadian Fine Art
Provenance: Galerie Maeght, Paris