Jean-Paul Riopelle

According to Wikipedia, Riopelle used a ‘myriad soft cubes of colour, applied as flat planes with a palette knife, on large canvases to create powerful atmospheres.’

That’s true, but it doesn’t tell you how amazing these paintings are to see in the flesh. I’m not going to spout some twaddle to convince you they’re amazing. Look at the paintings below, then imagine them brighter and even more vibrant. When I find out when the next retrospective is, i’ll post the details.

La Forêt Ardente, 1955

Perspectives, 1956:

Jean-Paul Riopelle Perspectives 1956


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