Elliott Louis Gallery Canadian Fine Art
MARCEL BARBEAU

Marcel Barbeau
Vertiginous Limits
April 4 - 30, 2006 - The exhibition has been held over for one week


Marcel Barbeau - Lumiere plaisir
Lumiere plaisir
19.5 x 25.5 Inches  
acrylic on linen
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50 cm x 65 cm



Renowned minimalist abstract painter MARCEL BARBEAU was born in Montreal in 1925 and went on to study painting at the Ecole du Meuble de Montreal with Jean-Paul Riopelle. Barbeau's abstract painting was greatly influenced by his participation in the automatists or "Quebec Modern Group" in the 1940's and 1950's. This important group of painters in Quebec believed in modernism and intellectual freedom, and they directly impacted Modern Art as we know it today. This intellectual freedom was espoused in the explosive manifesto, "Refus Global", written by Paul-Emile Borduas, and signed by sixteen artists, among them, Marcel Barbeau.

Mr. Barbeau, 81 years old, now lives in Paris and continues to produce work of abstract shapes and color, creating form without subject and expression without immediate reference to reality.

Approximately 2/3 of the exhibition are recent works with the remainder spanning Mr. Barbeau's career; including the seminal work, " Rosier-feuilles" from 1946.




Marcel Barbeau - Geste 10 (1957)
Geste 10 (1957)
7.25 x 9.25 Inches  
china ink on paper
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18.5 x 24 cm



Marcel Barbeau - Barriere des aubes
Barriere des aubes
38 x 51 Inches  
acrylic on linen
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97 x 130 cm

2005



Marcel Barbeau - Boca Raton (2005)
Boca Raton (2005)
15.75 x 19.75 Inches  
acrylic on linen
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40 x 50 cm



Marcel Barbeau - Retour des regions claires 2005)
Retour des regions claires 2005)
51.75 x 64.5 Inches  
acrylic on canvas
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132 x 164 cm



Marcel Barbeau - Mutations (1995)
Mutations (1995)
32 x 39.5 Inches  
acrylic on linen
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81 x 100 cm



Marcel Barbeau - La mer ferme ses ailes
La mer ferme ses ailes
19.5 x 25.5 Inches  
acrylic on linen
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50 x 65 cm



Marcel Barbeau - Le sourire du jour (Smile of daylight) - 1979
Le sourire du jour (Smile of daylight) - 1979
26 x 26 Inches  
acrylic on linen
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At the end of the seventies Marcel Barbeau spent a large amount of time out of Montreal in the Eastern townships as he was teaching at Bishop University and at his summer studio in Charlevoix County.  His click here for more...



Marcel Barbeau - Untitled (1991)
Untitled (1991)
15 x 19.75 Inches  
colored felt paper collage
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37 x 49.5 cm



Marcel Barbeau - Study for "Plages distantes" (Remote fields) 1990
Study for "Plages distantes" (Remote fields) 1990
10 x 13.75 Inches  
colored felt paper collage
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25.5 x 35 cm  



Marcel Barbeau - Combustions originelles 32 (1951-1952)
Combustions originelles 32 (1951-1952)
6.5 x 9 Inches  
china ink on paper
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Cf  PE.102, Combustions originelles 32, color and China Ink on non acid paper circa 1950-1951, brush, washing, dripping and drips, signed with a ball point pen ”Barbeau 1953”.

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Marcel Barbeau - Bouclier sourire (2002)
Bouclier sourire (2002)
18 x 21.75 Inches  
acrylic on linen
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46 x 55 cm



Marcel Barbeau - L'aventure celeste (1997)
L'aventure celeste (1997)
18 x 22 Inches  
acrylic on linen
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Marcel painted "L'aventure celeste" in Bagnilet in 1997 shortly after he and his wife Ninon moved to France. The title refers to space adventure,  It also refers to their moving  from click here for more...



Marcel Barbeau - Etude pour la cavalcade celeste 1991
Etude pour la cavalcade celeste 1991
12.5 x 15.5 Inches  
felt paper collage
$1,500 

31.75 x 40 cm



Marcel Barbeau - Olo Osolon (1959)
Olo Osolon (1959)
22 x 17 Inches  
gouache on paper
$7,500 

55 x 42 cm



Marcel Barbeau - Plus vaste que la nuit ( 2005)
Plus vaste que la nuit ( 2005)
52 x 63 Inches  
acrylic on canvas
$16,800 

132 x 160 cm



Marcel Barbeau - Regard ebloui (2003)
Regard ebloui (2003)
66 x 66 Inches  
acrylic on canvas
$23,300 

168 x 168 cm



Marcel Barbeau - Orchidee (2002)
Orchidee (2002)
60 x 60 Inches  
acrylic on canvas
$19,900 

152.5 x 152.5 cm



Marcel Barbeau - Prauna (1972)
Prauna (1972)
20 x 28.5 Inches  
colored ink on arche paper
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50 x 72 cm

Dated 1972,Marcel painted this large watercolor on paper while visiting Basel for the Art fair at which he exhibited two paintings. Marcel had purchased  a dozen beautiful click here for more...



Marcel Barbeau - Retine 32 (1962)
Retine 32 (1962)
40 x 30 Inches  
acrylic on linen
$15,000 

102 x 76 cm

Paris 1962. PE.470. This is one of
the first op art painting that Barbeau did, inspired
from the drawings he did in 1959.



Marcel Barbeau - Brisant le moule (Breaking the Mold) 1962
Brisant le moule (Breaking the Mold) 1962
24 x 18 Inches  
acrylic on canvas
$7,800 

60.5 x 46 cm



Marcel Barbeau - L'arc di dolle (1962)
L'arc di dolle (1962)
25.5 x 19.5 Inches  
acrylic on linen
$8,600 

65 x 49.5 cm



Marcel Barbeau - Untitled collage (1961)
Untitled collage (1961)
24 x 18 Inches  
colored felt paper on paper
$6,000 

61 x 46 cm



Marcel Barbeau - Lisa (1959)
Lisa (1959)
22 x 17 Inches  
gouache on paper
$7,500 

56 x 43 cm



Marcel Barbeau - De nos sens et de nos reves - 1959 (About our senses and our dreams)
De nos sens et de nos reves - 1959 (About our senses and our dreams)
13.5 x 10.25 Inches  
felt pen and ink on paper
$3,900 

34.5 x 26 cm



Marcel Barbeau - Les enjeux (1995)
Les enjeux (1995)
32 x 40 Inches  
acrylic on linen
$8,800 

81 x 100.5 cm



Marcel Barbeau - Terre mouvantes (2001)
Terre mouvantes (2001)
26 x 36.75 Inches  
acrylic on linen
$6,500 

65 x 92 cm



Marcel Barbeau - Rosier-feuilles (1946)
Rosier-feuilles (1946)
19.25 x 29.75 Inches  
oil on masonite
$55,000 

49 x 75.5 cm

Rosier-feuilles, oil on board on masonite, Number PE.19 In the artist's comprehensive catalogue. Reproduced on page 90 of the catalogue  "Refus global (1948)", Canadian click here for more...



Marcel Barbeau - Geste P.E. 254 (1957)
Geste P.E. 254 (1957)
7.25 x 9.25 Inches  
china ink on paper
$4,500 

19 x 23.5 cm



Marcel Barbeau - Summertime (2005)
Summertime (2005)
59 x 59 Inches  
acrylic on canvas
$18,500 

150 x 150 cm



Marcel Barbeau - Sourire Etoile
Sourire Etoile
19.5 x 25.5 Inches  
acrylic on linen
$4,300 



Marcel Barbeau - Les arcs du desir
Les arcs du desir
24 x 24 Inches  
acrylic on linen
$6,600 

60 x 60 cm



Marcel Barbeau - Paris, les blancs manteaux (2002)
Paris, les blancs manteaux (2002)
39.5 x 39.5 Inches  
acrylic on linen
$8,800 

100 x 100 cm



Marcel Barbeau - Trace amoureuse (2002)
Trace amoureuse (2002)
39.5 x 39.5 Inches  
acrylic on linen
$8,800 

100 x 100 cm



Marcel Barbeau - De l'autre cote du regard (ll)
De l'autre cote du regard (ll)
31.5 x 31.5 Inches  
acrylic on linen
$6,600 

80 x 80 cm



Marcel Barbeau - De l'autre cote du regard (2006)
De l'autre cote du regard (2006)
39.5 x 39.5 Inches  
acrylic on linen
$8,800 

100 x 100 cm



Marcel Barbeau - L'ile qui derive (2005)
L'ile qui derive (2005)
38.5 x 51 Inches  
acrylic on linen
$9,500 



Marcel Barbeau - Palissade (1998)
Palissade (1998)
38 x 51 Inches  
acrylic on canvas
$10,700 

97 x 130 cm



Marcel Barbeau - Framentes Stellaires (1996)
Framentes Stellaires (1996)
45 x 57.5 Inches  
acrylic on canvas
$12,000 

114 x 146 cm



Marcel Barbeau - La tete au rire de pensee (1999)
La tete au rire de pensee (1999)
50.5 x 38 Inches  
acrylic on linen
$9,500 

128 x 97 cm



Marcel Barbeau - L'etoile furtive (2001)
L'etoile furtive (2001)
21.5 x 29.75 Inches  
acrylic on linen
$4,900 

55 x 73 cm



Marcel Barbeau - Clarte dense (2005)
Clarte dense (2005)
23.25 x 23.25 Inches  
acrylic on linen
$4,500 

59 x 59 cm



Marcel Barbeau - Lauderdale (2005)
Lauderdale (2005)
15.75 x 19.75 Inches  
acrylic on linen
$3,000 

40 x 50 cm



Marcel Barbeau - Bayshore (2005)
Bayshore (2005)
18 x 21 Inches  
acrylic on linen
$3,600 

46 x 55 cm



Marcel Barbeau - Espace clos
Espace clos
19.5 x 25.5 Inches  
acrylic on linen
$3,200 

49,5 x 65 cm



Marcel Barbeau - L'impasse vertige
L'impasse vertige
26 x 32 Inches  
acrylic on linen
$6,200 

65 x 81 cm



Marcel Barbeau - Les Recoins de Jade
Les Recoins de Jade
19.75 x 25.5 Inches  
acrylic on linen
$4,300 

50 x 65 cm



Marcel Barbeau - Que s'egare la clarte (2001)
Que s'egare la clarte (2001)
20 x 25.5 Inches  
acrylic on linen
$4,300 

50 x 64.5 cm



Marcel Barbeau - Vitrail-fleur (2001)
Vitrail-fleur (2001)
25.75 x 36.5 Inches  
acrylic on linen
$6,400 

65 x 92 cm



Marcel Barbeau - Plage distante (1997)
Plage distante (1997)
39.5 x 31.5 Inches  
acrylic on canvas
$8,100 

80 x 100 cm



Marcel Barbeau - La brise de mes cheveux
La brise de mes cheveux
39.5 x 39.5 Inches  
acrylic on linen
$8,300 

100 x 100 cm

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