The Art of Canada Auction (Canadian Art)

May 30, 2016

LOT 136
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.

MAISON AUX VOLETS VERTS

oil on canvas, laid down on canvas
9 ins x 13.25 ins; 22.9 cms x 30.5 cms

Estimate $8,000-$12,000

Realised: $9,600
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

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...”

Literature:

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.

Provenance:

Private Collection, Nova Scotia

Additional Info:

Department: Canadian Fine Art
Medium: Paintings