Ronald Bloore

Painting

1959
Breaking the Renaissance convention of the painting as a window onto the world, Ronald Bloore turned this canvas on its point. By scraping the black stovepipe enamel, the artist has created a vertical matrix, beneath which pale blue and brown oil paint appears as delicate as watercolour. Following the influential visit of the New York painter Barnett Newman in the summer of 1959 to the Emma Lake Artists' Workshop held near Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Bloore was among a group of painters that received national acclaim in the exhibition "Five Painters from Regina" at the National Gallery of Canada in 1961.
Title
Painting
Date
1959
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil and enamel paint on masonite
Dimensions
171.7 x 171.7 cm diagonal
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1983
Accession number
28291