Débâcle de la glace - Rivière St. Laurent [Icebreaking - St-Lawrence River]

Claude Picher

BIRTH YEAR 1927
BIRTH PLACE Quebec City, Quebec
DEATH YEAR 1998
DEATH PLACE Matane, Quebec
MEDIUM Oil on canvas
DATE c. 1969
DIMENSIONS 177.8cm x 127cm x 2.5cm
ACCESSION NUMBER FAC 1103
CREDIT LINE Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, the Ottawa Art Gallery Donated to the City of Ottawa by the Ontario Heritage Foundation
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
A semi abstract landscape featuring a mass of ice across the foreground painted with broad, blocky strokes of paint in tones of blue. A deep blue body of water is seen through the ice in the background. The upper portion of the image is filled with broad, sweeping strokes of blended blue, yellow and green, with a concentration of yellow at the centre of the image.

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