Tuesday, April 28, 2015

MARC-AURÈLE FORTIN, A.R.C.A. - LA CUEILLETTE


LA CUEILLETTE
watercolour, laid down on card
signed
18.5 ins x 24 ins; 47 cms x 61 cms 

Marc-Aurèle Fortin started to work with watercolour in the early 1920s. By virtue of the immediacy of the medium, his work changed drastically, setting the stage for dazzling landscapes that bordered the limits of reality. Describing his use of watercolour, Fortin said: “when you master it, it's like a morphine addiction. It's a tremendous mania.” La Cueillette, vivid and luminous, is an exquisite display of the painter's whimsical palette.