MARC-AURÈLE FORTIN, A.R.C.A.
MAISON AUX VOLETS VERTS
oil on canvas, laid down on canvas
9 ins x 13.25 ins; 22.9 cms x 30.5 cms
Marc-Aurèle Fortin and other Quebec painters, including A.Y. Jackson and Clarence Gagnon, excelled at painting winter scenes. The severe climate of that province was felt almost to be a part of French Canada’s DNA. However, Fortin also derived inspiration from Quebec in warmer seasons, and believed whether in winter or summer, as François-Marc Gagnon writes: “that Quebecers should take up ‘..the school of light and sunshine, drawing inspiration from the rustic scenes of (our) country...”
Michèle Grandbois (ed.), Marc-Aurèle Fortin: The Experience of Colour, (catalogue), Musée nationale des beaux-arts du Québec, Les Éditions de l’Homme, 2011, pages 157-158.
Private Collection, Nova Scotia