Jauran (Rodophe de Repentigny)



Rodolphe de Repentigny (1928-1959), working under the pseudonym ‘Jauran’, is a Quebec art critic, theorist, painter, and mountaineer. Repentigny faced an untimely death after a tragic fall while crossing the Victoria Glacier at Lake Louise, instantly succumbing to his injuries.   

Jauran was a key figure in Les Plasticiens circle. In 1954, Repentigny participated in the exhibition Les Plasticiens and published the concurrent Manifeste des Plasticiens. Their text commemorating the novel movement took inspiration from an artist such as Mondrian, rather than the Surrealists. Understandably these artists were attracted to geometry and order rather than action painting and automatism. 

This work on paper is somewhat of a deviation from the flat and somber aesthetic typical of Repentigny’s paintings, however, the influence of Cubism is undeniable. Though this piece varies from his signature style, the simplicity of Repentigny’s forms and grid-like composition are recognizable as his own. 

In 1956, a year after this piece was completed, Repentigny would switch gears and commit himself to pursue his work in photography.

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Canada, 1955

Ink on Paper 

Signed and dated by artist on verso 

13.75"H 10"W

Detailed condition report by request

Note: price $3,000 CAD

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