Ville Saint-Laurent, Quebec, 1926 - Banff, Alberta, 1959
Jauran's real name was Rodolphe de Repentigny. His paintings were Cubist because of their collage of flattened interlocked forms. Thus he set the model for all the Plasticiens for whom the grid remained a predominant compositional determinant. As an artist and as a critic, he preferred sombre and darkened colours, without brilliance or vividness, that related to one another in terms of values rather than hue, that were without any “disturbance injurious to real harmony” and that did not engage in the “glamour” of colour.