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Jean Paul Lemieux
L'automne 2010 - 1ère séance Vente en salle

Lot # 050

Jean Paul Lemieux
CC QMG RCA 1904 - 1990 Canadian

Octobre
oil on canvas
signed and on verso titled and dated 1965 on the Galerie Agnès Lefort label
13 x 23 pouces  33 x 58.4cm

Provenance:
Galerie Agnès Lefort, Montreal
Acquired from the above by the present Private Collector, Toronto, 1971

The year 1965 proved to be a pivotal point in Jean Paul Lemieux’s career as he retired from his teaching position at the École des beaux-arts de Québec, which allowed painting to become his chief preoccupation. At this time, abstraction was widespread in the art world, especially in Quebec, given the influence of Paul-Émile Borduas and non-figurative art. However, Lemieux’s vision of representational landscapes remained steadfast and Octobre is an excellent example of his commitment to his own distinct and refined style. Reduced to elementary forms and horizontally elongated, the work has an undeniable sense of immensity that is accentuated by the mere dots of animal activity in the distance.

Although we know that after his retirement Lemieux spent the summer and early fall months on his Île-aux-Coudres property, Octobre is without any recognizable geographical features. Just as he was concerned with the idea of creating characters as opposed to detailed portraits of specific individuals, Lemieux was attracted to creating vast landscapes without specific regional characteristics. Ultimately, it is the ambiguity of the area that captured Lemieux’s distinct and renowned sense of solitude.

The consignor will donate the proceeds from the sale of this work to Canadian charities.

Estimation: 20,000 $ ~ 30,000 $ CAN

S'est vendu pour: 43,875.00 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)


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