Maison sous l'arbre

Marc-Aurèle Fortin (1888 - 1970)

Maison sous l'arbre, c. 1934

  • Gallery

    Cosner Art Gallery - Montreal

  • Medium

    Oil on panel

  • Time

    Black manner ( M.A. Fortin

  • Dimensions

    22.8 cm x 22.8 cm / 9 '' x 9 ''

  • Signed

    lower right

This work of Fortin is an example of the black manner, technique unique to Fortin. René Richard, speaking of Fortin's black manner: "There is only Fortin to paint on a black background, we can not paint in this way it's too difficult."

In 1934, back from France, Fortin's head was full of ideas. It is at this time that is born this famous technique called "the black way" that it creates of any room.

"The method on a black background is a technique that brings out values ??one hundred percent. It is the relation of shadow and light in a landscape. When you put your dark green on it, it gets darker, it's more beautiful. This technique is especially useful for the weather covered more than for sunny days. "Marc-Aurèle Fortin

Anyone who observes the artist painting on a black background is dumbfounded at the speed with which he applies his keys. It is a veritable whirlwind of bright colors that falls on the canvas, communicating initially an impression of abstract work so it is impossible to grasp the subject he wants to deliver.

Then, little by little, in these fast-paced sessions, one discovers forms signaling the embryo of a landscape. Everything is done instinctively.- Fondation Marc-Aurele Fortin

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