Thursday, August 27, 2009

Le soleil se lève le soleil s'en va

Jean-Paul Lemieux is one of my all-time favourite painters, and one of my all-time favourite paintings by him is the 1972, June Wedding. I first saw an image of this work at a dear friend's home right here in this city.
It's most garishly reproduced here (the image on the stamp) but it's just a wee taste of the original which hangs not in a museum, but in the hallway of the CBC Radio Offices on Réne-Lévesque Blvd East, here in Montréal. Just in case anyone wants to go have a look-see.

His simple yet undeniably potent and somehow melancholic ability to express winter landscape and the humans found therein has always touched me.

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