Canadian Fine Art Auction

November 21, 2016

LOT 12
MARC-AURÈLE FORTIN, A.R.C.A.
  • MARC-AURÈLE FORTIN, A.R.C.A.
  • MARC-AURÈLE FORTIN, A.R.C.A.
  • MARC-AURÈLE FORTIN, A.R.C.A.

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MARC-AURÈLE FORTIN, A.R.C.A.

MAISONS EN ÉTÉ, CA. 1930

watercolour
signed
18 ins x 27.5 ins; 99.1 cms x 99.1 cms

Estimate $8,000-$12,000

Realised: $9,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

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).

Provenance:

Galerie Jean-Pierre Valentin, Montreal
Private Collection, Toronto