Jean-Paul Riopelle



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Jean-Paul Riopelle 1923–2002
Original title
Watercolour on paper
Support: 318 × 406 mm
Presented by Eugène Mollo 1956

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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.

Gallery label, August 2004

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Catalogue entry

Jean-Paul Riopelle born 1923

T00084 Treillis (Trellis) 1952

Inscribed 'Riopelle' b.r.
Watercolour on paper, 12 1/2 x 16 (32 x 40.5)
Presented by Eugene Mollo 1956
Prov: With Galerie Pierre, Paris (purchased from the artist); with Edouard Loeb, Paris; Eugene Mollo, London

The artist inscribed the title 'Treillis' and the date 1952 on the back of a photograph of this work in January 1958.

Published in:
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, p.634, reproduced p.634

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