Jean-Paul Riopelle is amongst the most important painters of the 20th Century. Director Pierre Houle freely juxtaposes periods, events and canvases in a stunning homage.

Riopelle

Foreign | 1998

Cast

Narrator: Gilles Vigneault

Synopsis

Jean-Paul Riopelle is amongst the most important painters of the 20th Century. With more than 5,000 paintings, drawings, sculptures, stamp collages and enamels to his name, the sum of his work is overwhelming. To capture the full measure of the man and the provocative power of his work, director Pierre Houle freely juxtaposes periods, events and canvases in a stunning homage that recalls Riopelle’s grand mosaic style.