oil on panel
signed and dated ‘88; also signed, titled, dated 1988 and inscribed “Scale 1:4” and “Maquette pour Ciné-plex Odeon - Chicago” on the reverse
21 ins x 48 ins; 53.3 cms x 121.9 cms
In Autumn Morning Ulysse Comtois uses a modified pointillist technique, marking his panel with strokes and daubs of vivid colour.
Although Comtois is known primarily as an abstract artist, his career was characterized by exploration in myriad media and styles. As Comtois once stated, “My ideology of art is that there are no categories such as abstract art or figurative art. These are not mutually exclusive areas. On the contrary, they form one continuous area. It’s a question of degree, not of type. There are works that are more or less abstract; that’s all.”
Cyndie Campbell, Ulysse Comtois: Photographs, Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 2011, page 1.
Private Collection, Toronto