Jean Paul Riopelle

Untitled

1953
Inspired by his admiration for Claude Monet's waterlily paintings, Riopelle, by spray painting the colours, captures the water's properties of transparency and infinite depth as well as its shimmering surface. India ink, applied in daubs and dripping lines, replicates the effect of the waterlilies which float on the surface and whose tendrils penetrate the liquid colour. This drawing is an important new direction in the artist's work which will lead him to his masterworks such as "Pavane" 1954.
Title
Untitled
Date
1953
Medium
Drawing
Materials
coloured ink on wove paper
Dimensions
74.5 x 107.4 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1998
Accession number
39742