“The paintings create seemingly vast and deep expanses, punctuated by surface accents of linear and textural patterning. At once intimate and monumental, [these compositions] often relinquish all descriptive associations. To Bourguignon, however, the paintings never became fully abstract; he preferred to see them as filled with multivalent references, there waiting to be found.”
—Ann Bremner
in the exhibition publication for
Paul-Henri Bourguignon: A Retrospective, 1906–1988
The Schumacher Gallery, Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, 1989

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