MARC-AURÈLE FORTIN, A.R.C.A.
Galerie Jean-Pierre Valentin, Montreal
Private Collection, Toronto
This work is interesting as much for what Fortin has chosen to paint as for what he has not. Fortin often left sections of the support (in this case paper) unpainted, as a compositional intention. Here he relies on the colour of the unpainted paper to suggest the lane between and in front of the houses. The path itself is a typical device used frequently by Fortin to lead the viewer through his compositions (see lot 18).