Reflets d'automne québécois

Catalogue raisonné  # A-0377 of paintings de Marc-aurèle Fortin

Marc-Aurèle Fortin therefore advocates the national art of the French-Canadian terroir. Like his predecessors such as Suzor-Coté and Clarence Gagnon, Fortin painted the habitat rather than the inhabitant. He wanted to paint rurality beyond the Quebec climate. Moreover, Marc-Aurèle Fortin affirmed this: "So I invented green trees. I said: There is something other than snow in the province of Quebec."1

Fortin's nature was that of the countryside and agricultural activity. According to Fortin, the national identity passed through this rather than through the wild nature of the great virgin spaces. For an artist who clings to this vision of nationalism and its traditions. 

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Marc-Aurèle Fortin (1888 - 1970)

Reflets d'automne québécois

  • Gallery

    Galerie Cosner au Ritz-Carlton Montréal

  • Medium

    Mixed watercolor

  • Time

    Canadian landscape painter

  • Dimensions

    56 x 76 cm | 22'' x 30''

  • Dimensions with frame

    86 x 106,8 cm | 34'' x 42''

  • Signed

    Signed lower left, titled on the label on verso

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