Jean-Paul Riopelle

Ventoux

About this artwork

This work has been built up with layers of paint thickly applied with a palette knife, creating a rich mosaic of colours. Riopelle loved nature and strove to capture a sense of the feeling of places and things in his work. Many of Riopelle's paintings are inspired by landscapes: Ventoux is a mountain north of Marseille. The large area of green to the left of the centre and the black on the right suggest living and dead forests.

  • title:
    Ventoux
  • accession number:
    GMA 883
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    1958
  • measurements:
    80.70 x 100.00 cm
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1964
  • copyright:
    © SODRAC, Montreal and DACS, London 2018.
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Jean-Paul Riopelle

Jean-Paul Riopelle