Self-Portrait with Figures and Text

Gerald Trottier

Date de naissance 1925
Lieu de naissance Ottawa, Ontario
Date du décès 2004
Lieu du décès Ottawa, Ontario
Technique aquarelle sur papier
DATE 1993
DIMENSIONS 73cm x 51,4cm
Numéro d'acquisition 2017.01.10
Détails Collection de la Galerie d'art d'Ottawa : don d'Irma Trottier, 2017
Description du catalogue
A watercolour sketch with multiple figures and text components. Central to the image is a self-portrait painted in 3/4 profile facing the left. The Artist is peering over his thick-framed glasses with a questioning glance focused in the direction of the viewer. He is wearing a light mauve collared shirt with a black pattern. Surrounding the portrait on the right side are three smaller scaled figures; a jester, king and a beggar. Just over the man's shoulder, some simple drawings, like pictographs, are depicted. In the background on the left, more smaller-scale figures are drawn; four nude women posing freely in the upper left corner, two nude men standing face-to-face in the bottom left corner, figures holding signs and a balloon-like object, and a cartoon-like sketch of figures with the words "sex" and "dialogue" worked into them. Handwritten lines of text surround the figures in some areas of the background.

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