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LOT 060

Jean-Philippe Dallaire
1916 - 1965

Dislocated Skater
oil on canvas
signed and on verso signed, titled, dated 1963 - 1964 and inscribed "Vence A.M."
25 1/2 x 21 1/8 in 64.8 x 53.7 cm

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

Sold for: $52,250

Preview at:

Dominion Gallery, Montreal
Private Collection, Ontario

Quebec painter Jean-Philippe Dallaire was known for his modernist paintings that combined figuration and abstraction and showed influences from Symbolism, Cubism and Surrealism. In 1959 Dallaire moved to Vence, a region of Alpes-Maritimes in the South of France, where this work was produced. He was mesmerized by the purity of the light there, and its luminosity infuses Dislocated Skater. In response to this light, Dallaire’s colour palette became vivacious, ranging here from hot yellow and bright highlights of red to cool blues and greens. The mottled background, with its pastel turquoise and mauve hues, generates a soft radiance. Figures were central to his imagery in Vence, and the realm of the imagination dominated. Dallaire’s dreamy, surreal atmosphere and his playful approach to form, with its Cubist splitting of the elements of the skater’s body, make Dislocated Skater a fine example of his modernist vision.
Included with this lot is the drawing 116 rue Michel Ange, Paris, 16e.

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

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