To mark the centenary of the multidisciplinary Canadian artist's birth, the Maeght Foundation lifts the veil on a lesser-known facet of his vibrant body of studio work.
Jean Paul Riopelle (1923-2002), Les Rois de Thulé (The Kings of Thule), 1973, mixed media on paper, 68 x 44 cm/26.77 x 17.32 in, private collection. Photo Galerie Maeght.
© ADAGP, Paris, 2023
Jean Paul Riopelle ’s brisk, colorful paintings are already well known. This exhibition spanning over 40 years from the 1940s to the 1980s features about 180 prints, sculptures, ceramics, tapestries, charcoals, red chalk drawings, and pastels. "The show focuses on the output from his French and Canadian studios to highlight lesser-known works revealing complex, constantly changing techniques," says curator Yseult Riopelle, who is also the artist's daughter. Key works in the thematic…
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