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Ventoux 1958

Not on display

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.

Glossary Open

Palette knife

A small tool used for mixing and applying paint.

Palette knife


  • Acc. No. GMA 883
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 80.70 x 100.00 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1964