Borduas -- Then and Now

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Sam Abramovitch


In 1948, Paul-Emile Borduas, then a little-known painter on the international scene, living in the Province of Quebec, Canada, together with sixteen friends and students, proclaimed publicly a new era in terms of art and social attitudes by publishing a manifesto that they called Refus global. Unknown to them, similar groups had arisen in other parts of the world, as examples the Abstract Expressionists in the United States and the Cobra Group in Europe. This article explores the "Refus" and its relation to the context from which it emerged, and to which it ultimately contributed.
Paul-Émile Borduas, Quiet Revolution in Québec, radical movements

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Abramovitch, S. (2006). Borduas -- Then and Now. AmeriQuests, 3(1).