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Ronald Langley Bloore
Printemps 2015 - 1ère séance Vente en salle

Lot # 041

Ronald Langley Bloore
OC R5 RSC 1925 - 2009 Canadian

oil on board
on verso signed, dated May - July 1969 and inscribed variously by the artist
36 x 36 pouces  91.4 x 91.4cm

Jerrold Morris Gallery, Toronto, 1970

A Canadian Survey: Selected Works from the Collection of Imperial Oil Limited, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1978, reproduced, unpaginated

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, A Canadian Survey: Selected Works from the Collection of Imperial Oil Limited, January 12 - February 17, 1980, traveling across Canada, 1978 - 1980, catalogue #3

Ronald Bloore was a founding member of the Regina Five, and his distinctive work is recognizable at a glance. What is less well known is his method of achieving these works. Bloore spent a great deal of time thinking about each one before he began to paint, exploring it in his mind until he settled upon a clearly defined idea. He would then imagine the painting as a completed thing, right down to the subtle variations of surface and texture, and would set out to execute it, without changing anything. This was in contrast to the ideas of abstract painting that led the art world during Bloore’s career, wherein gesture, free response and intuitive expression were highly valued. Bloore instead was concerned with the execution of the work as he had conceived it. To achieve this, he built up paint, often in an almost monochrome palette, and in each work, used an array of related elements: lines, geometric shapes or motifs taken from ancient architecture. This 1969 oil is an excellent example of his method, manner and mastery.

Estimation: 10,000 $ ~ 15,000 $ CAN

S'est vendu pour: 9,440.00 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)

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