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Jean-Philippe Dallaire

Jean-Philippe Dallaire

Jean-Philippe Dallaire

Jean-Philippe Dallaire
Post-War & Contemporary Art Live auction

Lot # 060

Jean-Philippe Dallaire
QMG 1916 - 1965 Canadian

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 53.7cm

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, Dallaireís 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. Dallaireís dreamy, surreal atmosphere and his playful approach to form, with its Cubist splitting of the elements of the skaterís 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 CAD

Sold For: $52,250.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)

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