Artwork by Ronald Langley Bloore,  Untitled (#7)

Ron Bloore
Untitled (#7)

oil on board
signed, dated “Feb 4-? 1995” and inscribed “#7” on the reverse
48 x 48 ins ( 121.9 x 121.9 cms )

Sold for $6,018.00
Sale date: November 28th 2019

Private Collection, Calgary
A professor of art history and archeology, and a member of the Regina Five, Bloore made important contributions to postwar Canadian art. Instrumental in bringing about the Emma Lake workshops in northern Saskatchewan, the artist maintained a rigorous practice throughout his career that focused on constructed abstract work with limited colour palettes, favouring shades of white and geometric forms.

From 1973-74, the artist travelled to Greece, Turkey, Iran, and Spain, countries steeped in rich complex cultural and political histories. During his travels, Bloore became inspired
by the symbolism and archaeological quality of the remaining architecture of these early civilizations. Upon his return to Canada the following year, Bloore destroyed all his previous work and renounced the use of colour. The monochromatic palette of “Untitled (#7)” references the white marble buildings and sculptures of ancient Greece and the Classical period.

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Ronald Langley Bloore
(1925 - 2009) Regina Five, Order of Canada