Landscape in the Laurentians

Marc-Aurèle Fortin (1888 - 1970)

Landscape in the Laurentians , 1929

  • Gallery

    Galerie Cosner au Ritz-Carlton Montréal

  • Medium

    Oil on canvas

  • Time

    Fine Canadian Art

  • Dimensions

    67 cm x 90,2 cm / 26 1/4'' x 33,5''

  • Signed

    Signed lower left

Provenance: The Fine Art Galleries, T. Eaton Limited, Montreal, Galerie Walter Klinkhoff, Galerie d'art Michel Bigué, Collection privée

Exhibition: Art Association of Montreal , 1929, # 77. Interior Decorating Galleries Montreal, The Fine Art Galleries  T. Eaton Co. Limited 1933.

During the 1920s, Marc-Aurèle Fortin's reputation was well established everywhere in Quebec. He exhibits at the Art Association, the Watson Gallery and the Eaton Gallery in Montreal. At the same time, Fortin mainly produced oil paintings representing green Quebec landscapes. The greens that make up his works are rich and saturated. They contrast, as in the work Landscape of the Laurentians, with the tree's orange color near the rustic house. The palette used by Fortin enlivens its rural landscapes and allows the viewer to take a new look at this reality, which is still very much alive, even at the dawn of modernity.


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