Marcel Barbeau

Lower St. Lawrence

1964
The Op Art movement of the 1960s was made possible by the brilliant paint tones that had recently come onto the market and by the enthusiasm for optical illusion shown by some contemporary painters. Here the tight, undulating lines and the marked contrast between the two dominant colours create an illusion of waves, giving the work its title.
Title
Lower St. Lawrence
Date
1964
Medium
Painting
Materials
acrylic on canvas
Dimensions
203.6 x 152.7 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1965
Accession number
14753

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