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Jack Leonard Shadbolt

Jack Leonard Shadbolt

Jack Leonard Shadbolt
Spring 2017 - 1st Session Live auction

Lot # 060

Jack Leonard Shadbolt
BCSFA CGP CSPWC OC RCA 1909 - 1998 Canadian

Passionate Garden
oil on canvas circa 1957
signed and on verso signed titled and inscribed "150." on the tacking margin and inscribed "Memory of a Menton garden" and "$250."
29 x 36 in  73.7 x 91.4cm

By descent to the present Private Collection, Vancouver

Scott Watson, Jack Shadbolt, 1990, page 78

In 1956, Jack Shadbolt traveled to the Mediterranean for a year on a Canada Council fellowship. Until September 1957 he was based at Menton in the French Riviera, setting up his studio in a sunny cottage there. The Mediterranean was a revelation to Shadbolt—it provoked a personal transformation through its colour, light and warmth. He declared, “To be given this is the gift of life” and gave himself over to hedonism, plunging into a new and liberated palette. French painter Henri Matisse and his views of the sun-drenched Mediterranean from hotel balconies entered his consciousness, and Shadbolt absorbed his lyricism and sensuality. In Passionate Garden, Shadbolt composed his surfaces through luscious light-filled colour, creating a mosaic of shapes plastered on with a palette knife in the lower half of the painting and a golden colour field of sky above, representing his impressions of a garden in Menton. Two columns, possibly palm trees, tower before this rich tapestry, the exotic protagonists of this sensuous Mediterranean scene.

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

Sold For: $25,000.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)

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