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LOT h007

CAS OC PY QMG RCA
1906 - 1988
Canadian

Folies-Bergères
colour serigraph on paper
signed, titled, editioned E.A. 6/15 and dated 1974
20 3/4 x 15 3/4 in, 52.7 x 40 cm

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

Sold for: $3,438

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PROVENANCE
Legs Madeleine Poliseno-Pelland Bequest
Fondation du Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec


A symbol of voluptuousness and carnal pleasure, the woman appears in the Pellanian universe until the artist’s last works. Through her, Pellan tackles eroticism, one of Surrealism’s favourite subjects and an essential theme throughout his oeuvre. Alfred Pellan’s female iconographic repertoire is also at times associated with other symbolic dimensions. Woman, thus sublimated, embodies fertility, the cosmos, or regeneration. In certain darker works, the female form becomes instead, an allegory on the passage of time (memento mori). In this way, she is associated with the representation of death, the inescapable destiny of all living beings.

Figure de la volupté et du plaisir charnel, la femme a traversé l’univers pellanien jusque dans les dernières œuvres de l’artiste. Par elle, Pellan aborde l’érotisme, un des sujets de prédilection du surréalisme – référence primordiale dans l’ensemble de sa production. Le répertoire iconographique féminin de Pellan est aussi parfois associé à d’autres symboliques. La femme, sublimée, incarne alors la fertilité, l’univers cosmique ou la régénérescence. Dans certaines œuvres plus sombres, la figure féminine s’apparente plutôt à une allégorie du temps qui passe (memento mori). Elle côtoie alors la représentation de la mort, inéluctable destin de tout être vivant.

We thank Eve-Lyne Beaudry and Marie-Hélène Métivier for the contributing the original French essay.

Please note: the full sheet size of this work is 26 x 20 inches.

Please note: Consignor proceeds of this Lot will benefit the Fondation du Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. This lot is accompanied by a certificate of provenance from the Fondation du Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.

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