Guido Molinari - Sans Titre - lot 11

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This essay analyses a 1968 colour field painting by one of Canada's most highly acclaimed artists Guido Molinari. Molinari represented Canada at the Venice biennial in 1968 with paintings from his Bi-serial series. These Bi-serial paintings eleminate all vestiges of perspective space by limiting form to multiple units of identical dimensions. The canvas is divided into two parts with an equal number of vertical elements in the same colours but altered order on both sides. Essentially viewers 'read' the canvas from left to right or right to left, when their visual field reaches the middle they try to reconcile the two adjacent sides which forcefully present their unique individual identity - equal parts to a bi-part whole, similar but different.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationVancouver
PublisherHeffel Fine Art
EditionSpring 2016
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016

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