Profile of Giunta. Art Gallery Museum. Unique oil paintings, mixed media abstract assemblages collage 3D art. Award winning documentary film on DVD. An impressive cultural heritage. One of Canada's master artists. The work of Joseph Giunta, painter and constructor, extends over more than sixty years of pictorial practice. From 1930 on, his work had its finger on the pulse of the major movements that, throughout Europe and America, founded the art of this century: surrealism, lyric abstraction, automatism, “art brut”, geometrism, etc. The evolution of his work also forged, as much through form and material as through spirit, affinities with the work of certain artists such as Antoni Tàpies, Pierre Soulages, Georges Braque and Hans Hartung. So it is no accident that, in the historic lineage of a modern art that saw its greatest masters deconstruct the system of figurative representation inherited from the Renaissance, Joseph Giunta’s painting took root very early in what is appropriately called figuration, and then turned towards an abstract “manner” that coincided with the belated blossoming of modernity in Quebec, if not Canada. This abstraction gradually guided Giunta towards the powerful geometric constructions he achieved during the 1980s, and which forcefully highlighted the originality of a technique that matched his profoundly contemporary creative thinking, with regard to both process and final form.
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Assemblage Collage Artist Painter Joseph Giunta,