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Jean-Paul Armand Mousseau

Jean-Paul Armand Mousseau

Jean-Paul Armand Mousseau
Post-War & Contemporary Art Live auction

Lot # 063

Jean-Paul Armand Mousseau
AANFM AUTO CAS QMG 1927 - 1991 Canadian

Rayures orange mauve
oil on canvas
on verso titled, dated 1957 on the Studio Mousseau Soucy Associés label and inscribed "Collection F. Berd"
34 x 24 in  86.4 x 61cm

F. Berd, Quebec
Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal
Private Collection, Ontario

Roald Nasgaard, Abstract Painting in Canada, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 2007, page 78

Saturated fields of colour are deftly arranged in the sumptuous expanse of Jean-Paul Mousseau’s Rayures orange mauve, a masterful painting from 1957. Pure blocks of vibrant purple, fiery orange and crimson envelop the viewer with the scope of the work’s internal drama. Applied in wide and gestural swathes of the brush, these luxurious colours actively reveal the artist’s work. The central orange area is wrought with the tension created by the juxtaposition of the purple and crimson bands, resulting in a push-and-pull effect. This mid-1950s piece belongs to a body of work that art historian Roald Nasgaard describes as “large-scale, loose geometric compositions redolent with internal pictorial space and light, Mondrianesque like the Plasticiens, but loose and painterly, closer to Hofmann or Rothko.” A signatory of the Refus global manifesto, Mousseau was also the youngest member of the Automatist group. His works have been shown in many major museums, such as the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and have found their place in many important private and public collections.

Estimate: $20,000 ~ $30,000 CAD

Sold For: $31,250.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)

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