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THE CRISIS OF ABSTRACTION IN CANADA: THE 1950S. Denise Leclerc and Marion H. Barclay. Musee du Quebec, 1992. Organized and published by National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. 238 pp. with 206 ills. (19 col.). 29 x 23 cm. LC 94-102739 ISBN 088884624X In English.
A scholarly examination of the rapid emergence of abstract art in Canada in the 1950s, this catalogue presents some 125 paintings along with 30 sculptures and other works by nearly 60 Canadian artists, among them such prominent figures as Jock Macdonald, Paterson Ewen, Paul-Emile Borduas, Jack Bush and Jean-Paul Riopelle. Includes critical commentaries on the artists and their works, a series of detailed essays discussing regional trends in Canadian abstract painting in the context of European and American avant-garde movements of the period, and a technical examination of the traditional and new materials used in the featured paintings.
Indexing: Western — Canada — Post-1945 — Painting
Plans: 01,05,07,15,17,20,23
Worldwide Number: 023932
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