Rita Letendre

Tension on Black

1963
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Letendre’s unique artistic vision draws on her interest in Zen teachings, her French and Abenaki heritage, and an intuitive exploration of the gestural application of paint. This turbulent mix of red and black evokes a wound, creating tension and suggesting brooding violence. Although she later explored hard-edge abstraction, the themes of light and energy have remained constant in her work.
Title
Tension on Black
Date
1963
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
101.4 x 81.1 x 2 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Gift of René Picard, Ottawa, 1997
Accession number
39296

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