Paul-Émile Borduas

The Circular Pass, Nest of Aeroplanes

1950
From the 1940s on, Paul-Émile Borduas was a renowned proponent of non-figurative art in Montreal. In 1950, he began to devote his energies to exploring the relationship between form and background in abstract works. This painting, in which the centrifugal movement of the clustered shapes empties the core, superbly illustrates the dynamism of this relationship.
Title
The Circular Pass, Nest of Aeroplanes
Date
1950
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
76.5 x 102 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1982 with the assistance of a grant from the Government of Canada under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act
Accession number
28071