Mandarin Jazz

More Works By Milly Ristvedt, RCA Acrylic on Canvas 1980
78 × 78 in 198.12 × 198.12 cm
79.5 × 79.5 in 201.93 × 201.93 cm

About Mandarin Jazz

Capturing the energy and innovation of a jazz tune, this vividly coloured abstract painting is by Milly Ristvedt. Swatches of orange, violet, turquoise and black appear in a rhythmic ‘dance’ across the canvas. Fine lines add random ‘notes’ in white, blue and red. A field of turquoise dots adds visual interest. You can almost feel the ‘ beat.’

“Colour is the philosopher’s stone.” Milly Ristvedt

Born in British Columbia, Ristvedt studied at the Vancouver School of Art (now the Emily Carr University) and had her first solo exhibit at the Carmen Lamanna Gallery in Toronto. In the late 1960s, Ristvedt shared a studio with famed Canadian painter Jack Bush, met art critic Clement Greenberg and was inspired by American painters Jules Olitiski and Frank Stella. Her work has been included in many publications. She was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2004 and honoured with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. She has won seven Canada Council awards and two Ontario Arts Council awards and had over 50 solo exhibitions and been part of countless group shows.

Milly Ristvedt is represented exclusively by Oeno Gallery.