November 17, 2010

Paul-Émile Borduas and Les enfants de Refus global

Watch a compelling National Film Board documentary on the radical Québecois genius

Paul-Émile Borduas was one of Canada’s first abstract painters and his Refus global manifesto, a cry for freedom of expression, remains a pillar of the French Canadian artistic perspective. Below is a terrific documentary from the National Film Board about Borduas and his movement. Preview the ACI’s Paul-Émile Borduas: Life and Work by Francois-Marc Gagnon.


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Click here to read the ACI Essay on Borduas and the Refus global manifesto.

Paul-Émile Borduas, photographed by Ronny Jacques.

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