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Thibert, Patrick, "Portrait of the Artist: Homage to Cezanne, Series VII"
Artist Thibert, Patrick
Object Name Print
Object Type print, serigraph
Title Portrait of the Artist: Homage to Cezanne, Series VII
Date 1993
Medium serigraph on Arches paper.
Dimensions H-57.5 W-76.4 cm
Description Patrick Thibert, born in Windsor, Ontario, is known for many of his sculptures that can be identified as 20th century constructivism, as they focuses on the materials being used rather than the composition itself. In 1984 he left pure abstraction to present a narrative within his art, creating pieces that are viewed as more theatrical, deal with issues of contemporary identity, and the desire for knowledge. This print looks at the stages of life that Thibert acknowledges as being ignored from the current youth centered culture. This self-portrait is set in relation to society, communication, and culture, in which the creative self is presented and the viewers complete the piece by contemplating the work and its meaning. Prior to this, the artist refrained from using bright colours, but within this series there is a strong use of colour to symbolize emotions; red for passion, blue for calm reflection, and the yellow represents the ‘fecund’ body.

Credit line Gift of the artist, 2008
Catalog Number 2008.002.001