Jean Paul Riopelle and the Automatiste Movement

François-Marc Gagnon, 2020
Jean Paul Riopelle and the Automatiste Movement
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Dimensions: 8 x 10
Pages: 224
CAN$ 55.00

François-Marc Gagnon delves into the artistic   evolution of Jean Paul Riopelle, renowned for his mature abstract style. Gagnon traces Riopelle's journey from his early figurative paintings under Henri Bisson to his immersion in the Automatiste movement, exploring its profound influence on his work. Riopelle's pivotal role in promoting Automatiste ideals in Paris and his transition towards a distinctive style centered on chance are   meticulously examined. Gagnon's insightful analysis   challenges the conventional narrative of Riopelle's relationship with Jackson Pollock, offering a fresh   perspective on Riopelle's unique artistic journey.