Verticality #3 Milly Ristvedt, RCA
- Acrylic on Canvas
- 36 × 24 inches
91.44 × 60.96 cm
Striking in both composition and colour, this abstract painting is by the masterful Canadian colourist Milly Ristvedt. A field of amber yellow plays against a rich eggplant shade of purple. A fine line of bright red running through the center anchors the geometric painting. "Colour has been central to my explorations in painting from the beginning. It has a dual (and magical) identity as elusive, optical sensation and physical, material substance that compels me to explore its expressive possibilities." Milly Ristvedt In a successful career that spans more than five decades, Milly Ristvedt has held more than 50 solo exhibitions. A graduate of the Vancouver School of Art (she was born in B.C.), she also obtained an MA in Art History at Queen's University in 2011. Ristvedt has won countless awards including the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. Her abstract, acrylic canvases are held in private, corporate and public collections including the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal and Harvard University. Milly Ristvedt is represented exclusively by Oeno Gallery.