Upload a photo of your space
For best results we recommend marking 10 inches on your wall with tape to get a sense of scale. Make sure to have the floor visible in the photo.
About the Work
Blending the traditions of surrealism, cubism, and Fauvism, the artwork of René Lalonde approaches us with both the emotional force of vivid and unusual color, and the simplicity of flattened out planes, bringing the everyday to life with extraordinary intensity. Though his works are vibrant and intense, they somehow project a sense of calm, serenity, and at times easygoing buoyancy, leaving us wondering as to the nature of this paradoxical effect.
“Summer Cottage Weekend” applies a more cubist influence to this modern-style get-away home. Everything from the trees, to the roof of the house, has a very intentional, sharp appearance. Blocky, and flat in its depiction, the use of the size and color allows for more dimension within the work. Inside the house, the light flows warm and red, and a painting can be seen hung up on the wall, giving the interior a unique dose of character. This small detail creates further depth and separation between what resides in the home, and what lies outside it.
“Summer Cottage Weekend” is a 24 x 24 – inch acrylic on canvas.
About the Artist
Lalonde was born in Montreal in 1950, the oldest of four children in a working-class family. He was drawn to the arts at an early age and bought his first serious set of paints, brushes, and canvases at age 12. He proved to be graced with a rich imagination, which flourished during his time spent at boarding school, a confining though ultimately inspiring environment. As the tumultuous 1960s unfolded, Lalonde was swept up in the excitement of rock and roll, the Beatles, and what was to become known as the “British Invasion.” The artistic movements spawned in the psychedelic revolution particularly drew Lalonde, leading him to the works of surrealists like Magritte, Dali and Ernst as he explored his own creative drive.