Claude Breeze

Lovers in a Landscape No. 13: The Murder

1965
Inspired by the colour, style and subject matter of Indian and Persian miniatures seen in an exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1963, Breeze abandoned abstraction for figurative painting. In his series of fourteen paintings titled "Lovers in a Landscape", the artist explores how love can be turned into its opposite within the harsh realties of society. In this psycho-sexual melodrama, there is both menace and eroticism, showing the full range and power of Breeze’s imagination.
Title
Lovers in a Landscape No. 13: The Murder
Date
1965
Medium
Painting
Materials
acrylic on canvas
Dimensions
147 x 134.5 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Acquired 1999
Accession number
40074