ALEXANDRA LUKE

UNTITLED COMPOSITION, 1957

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ALEXANDRA LUKE

UNTITLED COMPOSITION, 1957

signed
20 ins x 24 ins; 50.8 cms x 61 cms


May 28, 2018

Estimate $5,000-$7,000

Realised: $10,800

 

Luke was on the ground floor of many of the significant developments in the history of Abstract painting in Canada. She studied with Jock Macdonald at the Banff School of Fine Arts in 1945. It was at that time that Macdonald was experimenting with his exquisite abstracted watercolours motivated by the technique of Automatic Surrealism. Essentially the idea was to commence mark-making without forethought concerning either subject matter or pre-planned compositions. Each successive stroke called forth a countervailing, complimentary, offsetting reaction until the work was, intuitively, judged complete. Luke employed this progressive new technique.

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