Jean-Paul Riopelle Vol de chute
Oil on canvas
Signed lower right
28.66 x 36.1 in ( 72.8 x 91.7 cm )
Inquiry - Vol de chute, 1961


Work listed in the Catalogue Raisonné


Pierre Matisse Gallery, New-York

Private Collection


" Riopelle", Gal. Camille Hérbert, Montréal, 1963

Moos Gall., Toronto, 1971

Warwick Gall., Vancouver, 1973

" Jean Paul Riopelle", Robert Miller Gall,. NY, 2005

Artwork's description

Using a knife and a spatula, Jean-Paul Riopelle manipulates the paint generously deposited on the canvas. “By renouncing all perfectible images, he translated the immediacy of his feelings, letting them pour forth with a degree of force and coherence rarely seen before. (...) All that mattered was swiftness, being in the necessity of the action, and letting his hand, which now wielded a palette knife, express himself freely in generous swaths of paint. “. 1

"Everyone said he was abstract but he said he wasn't. From the beginning, animals and nature are present everywhere. The titles of his works show this." Yseult Riopelle

1.Catalogue de l'exposition Riopelle: Grand Format, à Galerie Acquavella, New York, 2009