Artificial Sky by Milly Ristvedt Featured in 1st Dibs Fall Catalogue - A Curated Collection of Furniture, Fine Art and Decor

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Milly Ristvedt's 'Artificial Sky' is a dynamic abstract piece painted in the mid-eighties when the master colourist shifted her focus to 'a more cerebral and minimalist exploration of colour and gestural form.' The backdrop for this acrylic painting is a gorgeous soft sky blue. A subtle wash of pale yellow and shapes in celadon and bright yellow and a line of magenta appear to float in the ‘sky’ adding interest.

Milly Ristvedt's 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. Ristvedt's work can be found in major public collections throughout North America including the National Gallery of Canada. She is represented exclusively by the Oeno Gallery.

If you would like to inquire about this beautiful piece, please contact the gallery at or 613-393-2216 and our art consultants would be happy to assist. 



Artificial Sky

Acrylic on Canvas
60 × 48 in

61.5 × 48.5 in




Artificial Sky is currently on view at Oeno Gallery for Milly Ristvedt's solo exhibition:

FUGITIVE COLOUR: Milly Ristvedt, A Survey of Paintings 1966-1990