William Ronald

Monarch

1961
William Ronald left the Toronto milieu of the Painters Eleven for New York in 1955 where his abstract paintings met with considerable success. The red under-painting visible through the composition's fissures reveals that "Monarch" was built up from blocks of colour. Providing energy and tension, the bold geometric forms create a central focus that extends out toward the edges of the canvas. Ronald consciously made this painting on a human scale to which the viewer could relate. The title further anthropomorphizes the geometric figure, suggesting a regal personage.
Title
Monarch
Date
1961
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
198 x 132 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Gift of the Council for Canadian-American Relations, 2004, through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence D. Bernhardt, Boca Raton, Florida
Rights
© Helen Ronald
Accession number
41423