abstract design; red, yellow, orange, teal and green; butterfly-like shape; many symbolic elements including eagle and fish; thin lines like streams

%C2%A9 Alex Janvier

Red Eagle, 1975

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Wisps of sweeping vibrant colors intermix and radiate from the center toward the paper’s edge. Alex Janvier (Cold Lake First Nations) creates active shapes and lines that pulsate bold hues and gentle lines, creating complex relationships between color and design. Janvier draws inspiration from many places, including beading and birchbark from his Native community to Modern masters like Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee. Abstraction and representation are fundamental for Janvier. Equally informed by the vocabulary found in his fine arts training and those associated with the activities and symbols found in the art of his Native community.

Details
Title
Red Eagle
Artist Life
Cold Lake First Nations Dené and Saulteaux First Nation, born 1935
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2014.96.2
Provenance
Michael and Tamara Root, Minneapolis (until 2014; given to MIA)
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abstract design; red, yellow, orange, teal and green; butterfly-like shape; many symbolic elements including eagle and fish; thin lines like streams

© Alex Janvier

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