Jean-Paul Riopelle Sans Titre
1948
Ink and watercolor on paper
Signed and dated lower right
6.5 x 9.45 in ( 16.5 x 24 cm )
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Certificat

Certificate from Yseult Riopelle

Provenance

Private Collection, Canada

Literature

Catalogue Raisonné de Jean-Paul Riopelle, Tome 1, 1939-1953, n°1948.031P

Artwork's description

The technique used here by Riopelle is limited to an almost atmospheric application of watercolour with a brush. He then creates filaments in Chinese ink that segment the work. "(...) Here, where the subject fades away, where Nature is denatured, where the form is deformed to leave room for pure writing. This writing in black ink, erratic and yet perfectly mastered, will predominate in Riopelle's watercolour-inks between 1946 and the early fifties."

Michel Walberg

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