Jean-Paul Riopelle Trellis 1952

Artwork details

Artist
Jean-Paul Riopelle 1923–2002
Title
Trellis
Treillis
Date 1952
Medium Watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 318 x 406 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Eugène Mollo 1956
Reference
T00084
Not on display

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Born in Canada, Riopelle settled in Paris in 1947 after visiting New York the previous year. Riopelle originated a style which combined improvisational gestural marks with brilliant colour and with a desire to cover the whole surface of the canvas. In this he was inspired by Monet's late work. Riopelle's work of this period had been described as 'Tachiste' (from the French 'tache' a mark) because of the emphasis on the painted mark as an independently expressive element.

August 2004

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