Tuesday, April 28, 2015

MARC-AURÈLE FORTIN - PAYSAGE LAURENTIEN

PAYSAGE LAURENTIEN
watercolour on board
signed; also signed and titled on the reverse
22 ins x 27.75 ins; 55.9 cms x 70.5 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.