Douglas Haynes, South Salamanca, 1998,
acrylic on canvas, 32 in. x 24 in.,
signed and dated.
Born in Regina in 1936, Douglas Haynes was a titan of Canadian art. Haynes led in the cutting edge of abstract painting from the early 1960s to his passing in 2016. Haynes had a run of international exhibitions throughout his lifetime and was in two Canadian Biennials. Over 70 of his works are in art museums across the country.
In this fantastic painting entitled South Salamanca by Douglas Haynes, (reproduced above), the influence of Haynes’ extensive travels through Spain shines through. In this painting, we can feel the heat of the Spanish sun and the hint of the clear blue sky that hovers over this hot arid landscape. As we travel through this abstracted landscape, we notice three built up frosty toned and seemingly fluid acrylic squares on the top of the canvas. Haynes may have constructed these frosty like shapes to symbolize a desire for icy cold water on this hot summer day in South Salamanca. Douglas Haynes was a master of unexpected acrylic surface textures, streaks of searing colour, as well as hot and cold colour hues in his abstract painting. Douglas Haynes’ artworks have challenged, engaged and delighted his audience for over five decades as a celebrated Canadian artist.
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