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1933 - 2004
Continuum bleu, rouge, vert et mauve
acrylic on canvas
on verso signed and dated 10/2001
80 3/4 x 80 5/8 in, 205.1 x 204.8 cm
Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000
Sold for: $61,250
Preview at: Heffel Montreal
Estate of the Artist
Guido Molinari’s career, which spanned 1951 to 2003, can be understood in a succession of periods or series of varying lengths, such as the Stripes, the Triangulaires, the Quantifiers and the Continuums. As he was mainly focused on conducting his personal exploration of colour, Molinari was not concerned with the linearity of his oeuvre. The Continuum series – of which this work is part of – dates from 1998 to 2003, and immediately follows the Quantifiers, which date from 1977 to 1998. The later series corresponds approximately to the time when Molinari taught at Concordia University. In 1998, retired from teaching and with more time on his hands, Molinari revisited the checkerboard compositions he first explored during the 1970s to create the Continuums. Complex yet playful, these lozenge-shaped paintings also draw inspiration from Piet Mondrian’s works, which Molinari encountered during his first trip to New York in 1955. Molinari worked on the Continuums until his final series, Hommage à Mallarmé, in 2003.
The square shape dimensions are : 57 1/4 x 57 inches
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