Molinari Stripe Painting A Source of Pure Joy

Molinari Stripe Painting A Source of Pure Joy

By François-Marc Gagnon, O.C., Ph.D. Guido Molinari is famous for his vertical band paintings. This one, dated 1968, is from a series that occupied him during the sixties. What is less known is what prompted him to adopt this vertical format, the complete elimination of the horizontal, and the absence of any suggestion of depth in […]

Spectacular painting by Paul-Émile Borduas is key in following the evolution of the artist’s œuvre

Spectacular painting by Paul-Émile Borduas is key in following the evolution of the artist’s œuvre

By François-Marc Gagnon, O.C., Ph.D. Joyeuses Facettes and a few other paintings are mentioned for the first time in a dispatch notice dated December 31, 1958 by Borduas to the Gallery owner G. Blair Laing, then situated at 140 Bloor Street West in Toronto. L.8 Joyeuses Facettes 30” x 40” L.4 Invasion 32” x 43” […]

“Remarkable” 19th Century Watercolour is One of Fraser’s First Known Landscapes

“Remarkable” 19th Century Watercolour is One of Fraser’s First Known Landscapes

By Mario Béland, Ph.D., F.R.S.C. Watercolour is Fraser’s only recorded painting of Quebec City Region From the Conquest until the end of the 19th Century, British landscape artists, professionals and military topographers travelled to the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River to take advantage of the magnificent view of Quebec. From the mouth of […]

Iconic Borenstein Painting a Symbol of Achievement

Iconic Borenstein Painting a Symbol of Achievement

In Sam Borenstein (1978), Rosshandler and Kuhns write about “la vieille école”, the old school house on Lac Brulé, a few miles from Ste Lucie, which the Borenstein’s rented as their Laurentian cottage and ultimately purchased. They explain that in the period of the 1960s, “Borenstein achieved a fresh exuberance – the tumult and exhilaration […]

John Lyman’s Beach and Regatta Paintings were Inspired, “Remarkable”

John Lyman’s Beach and Regatta Paintings were Inspired, “Remarkable”

By Michèle Grandbois, Ph.D. In September, 1929, John Lyman attended the famous rowing regatta which had been held since 1879 in the Bay of La Concha in San Sebastián, on the Basque coast of Spain.  In May of that year, Lyman and his wife Corinne had moved into the La Chaumière villa in Saint-Jean-De-Luz, a […]

One of Bush’s Final Paintings belongs to Select Group

One of Bush’s Final Paintings belongs to Select Group

By Sarah Stanners, Ph.D.   Painting is one of no more than 30 from “handkerchief” series, and the third to last in his records As carefree as Jack Bush’s paintings appear to be – in their handling of paint and ‘ad-libbing’ of colour – he was remarkably careful. The artist kept three tidy record books, which […]

Galerie Alan Klinkhoff Sells one of Morrice’s Most Celebrated Paintings

Galerie Alan Klinkhoff Sells one of Morrice’s Most Celebrated Paintings

By Lucie Dorais, J.W. Morrice Catalogue Raisonné The Terrace, Quebec is Morrice’s only known major canvas of Canada in Summer James Wilson Morrice was born in Montreal, lived in Paris and travelled half the world, but each time he crossed the Atlantic he found time to visit Québec City and nearby Côte-de-Beaupré. Most of his […]

Fitzhenry Collection joins Morrice and Lyman at McMichael

Fitzhenry Collection joins Morrice and Lyman at McMichael

Among the paintings at McMichael once transacted by the Klinkhoffs is John Lyman’s, “The Beach, St-Jean-de-Luz” Exhibitions feature many paintings previously transacted by Klinkhoff On Sunday, November 9, 2014 as guests of the McMichael Collection’s Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Victoria Dickenson, Jonathan, Helen and I, accompanied by two friends visited the McMichael […]

Yves Gaucher’s Grey on Grey Paintings

Yves Gaucher’s Grey on Grey Paintings

Grey on grey series “one of the stellar achievements of Canadian painting (or international painting…)” Yves Gaucher’s “grey on grey” paintings have been described as “one of the stellar achievements of Canadian painting (or international painting, for that matter).” [1]. Reviewing an exhibition of three grey on grey canvases at the 1968 Edinburgh Festival, British […]

Morrice and Lyman in the Company of Matisse at the MNBAQ

Morrice and Lyman in the Company of Matisse at the MNBAQ

Congratulations to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) for the exhibition “Morrice and Lyman in the Company of Matisse”, which opened yesterday.