Claude Tousignant

Frontal

1956
A pivotal painting for Claude Tousignant, "Frontal" was preceded by the artist's Tachist works, in which he juxtaposed splotches of pure colour on a white ground. Here, the deep blue area dominates the composition, held in tension by vertical bands on either side, the yellow drawing the viewer's eye to the left. The quick-drying properties of commercial automobile paint permitted Tousignant to work quickly and on a large scale.
Title
Frontal
Date
1956
Medium
Painting
Materials
Cilco automobile lacquer on canvas
Dimensions
145 x 129 x 2 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1993
Accession number
37062