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Jean Paul Riopelle, Nature bien morte, bronze, lost wax,  3,8 m (height) x 12,40 m (diameter) — approximate dimensions (1969-1970); cast around 1974 © Estate of Jean Paul Riopelle / SOCAN (2022)

Jean Paul Riopelle, Nature bien morte, bronze, lost wax, 3,8 m (height) x 12,40 m (diameter) — approximate dimensions (1969-1970); cast around 1974 © Estate of Jean Paul Riopelle / SOCAN (2022)

Play

Play was an important part of Jean Paul's daily life. He loved to have fun and he always managed to stay young at heart. To learn more, explore the Play theme.

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Jean Paul Riopelle, Paysage, acrylic on lithograph mounted on canvas, 160 x 120 cm (1971) © Estate of Jean Paul Riopelle / SOCAN (2022)

Jean Paul Riopelle, Paysage, acrylic on lithograph mounted on canvas, 160 x 120 cm (1971) © Estate of Jean Paul Riopelle / SOCAN (2022)

Nature

For Jean Paul, the value of nature was inestimable. Get a sense of how important it was to him by exploring the Nature theme.

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Jean Paul Riopelle, Point de rencontre – Quintette, oil on canvas,  428 x 564 cm, polyptych 5 panels (1963) © Estate of Jean Paul Riopelle / SOCAN (2022)

Jean Paul Riopelle, Point de rencontre – Quintette, oil on canvas, 428 x 564 cm, polyptych 5 panels (1963) © Estate of Jean Paul Riopelle / SOCAN (2022)

Freedom

Freedom was an important concept for Jean Paul. You can see that, and learn more about it, by exploring the Freedom theme.

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Jean Paul Riopelle, Les Rois de Thulé, mixed media on paper, 64 x 49 cm (1973) © Estate of Jean Paul Riopelle / SOCAN (2022)

Jean Paul Riopelle, Les Rois de Thulé, mixed media on paper, 64 x 49 cm (1973) © Estate of Jean Paul Riopelle / SOCAN (2022)

The Earth

Jean Paul was fascinated by the Earth and the peoples who honour it, such as the First Nations―he held them close to his heart. To learn more, explore the Earth theme.

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Jean Paul Riopelle, L’Hommage à Rosa Luxemburg, mixed media on canvas, 155 x 4039 cm (assembled) triptych (1992) © Estate of Jean Paul Riopelle / SOCAN (2022)

Jean Paul Riopelle, L’Hommage à Rosa Luxemburg, mixed media on canvas, 155 x 4039 cm (assembled) triptych (1992) © Estate of Jean Paul Riopelle / SOCAN (2022)

Trajectories

Travel, changes and uprooting were always a part of Jean Paul's life. To learn more, explore the Trajectories theme.

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Learn more about Jean Paul Riopelle

The creation of the Foundation was inspired by the dream of Jean Paul Riopelle, who wished to pass on his passion for art, his vision, and inspire the next generation of artists to explore, innovate and surpass their creative potential.

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