Historical Vignette

Jean-Paul Lemieux (1904-1990), Le soleil dans capricorne, 1965, oil on canvas, 103.7 x 141 cm

Jean-Paul Lemieux (1904-1990), Le soleil dans capricorne, 1965, oil on canvas, 103.7 x 141 cm. Collection of the Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, Concordia University, gift of the artist.
Photo: Paul Smith

Some of Norma Jean MacLean’s works recall landscapes by Jean-Paul Lemieux (1904-1990), showing a similar starkness and the same use of cold tones. The landscape features are reduced to simple geometric forms in a pared-down style that conveys a sense of isolation.