Private Collection, Montreal
Known for his humorous, painted commentary of Québécois life, Hudon also unabashedly depicts some hard truths about childhood. In this lot, Hudon shows the flipside of childhood innocence but his playful tact serves as the spoonful of sugar that makes the medicine go down.
Snow ball fights, snow forts and other childhood shenanigans are proxies for weighty lessons that must be learned; good versus evil, strong versus weak, cooperation versus isolation. Works such as this go beyond caricature to serve as a character study of childhood itself.