These fifteen works are representative of Borduas’s entire production. The history of each work—often as significant as the style—also serves as a pretext for commentary on a broader scale, reflecting upon the period to which the work belongs and upon Borduas’s work as a whole. 


  • Study of a Sparrow Hawk in a Decorative Landscape

    Study of a Sparrow Hawk in a Decorative Landscape 1923–24

  • Still Life: Pineapples and Pears

    Still Life: Pineapples and Pears 1941

  • Woman with a Mandolin

    Woman with a Mandolin 1941

  • Green Abstraction

    Green Abstraction 1941

  • Study for Torso or No. 14

    Study for Torso or No. 14 1942

  • Rape at the Limits of Matter

    Rape at the Limits of Matter 1943

  • Leeward of the Island or 1.47

    Leeward of the Island or 1.47 1947

  • The West Wind Brings Porcelain Chinoiseries

    The West Wind Brings Porcelain Chinoiseries 1950

  • The Nun

    The Nun 1951

  • The Signs Take Flight

    The Signs Take Flight 1953

  • Blossoming

    Blossoming 1956

  • 3+4+1

    3+4+1 1956

  • The Black Star

    The Black Star 1957

  • Symphony on a White Checkerboard

    Symphony on a White Checkerboard 1957

  • Composition 69

    Composition 69 1960

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