L'orme solitaire

Artwork exhibited at Marc-Aurele Fortin Museum from May 29th to September29th 1985 in Montreal.


The "Eponge" period of Marc-Aurèle Fortin refers to a specific phase in the artist's career when he began to experiment with a unique painting technique that involved applying paint to the canvas using a sponge.

During this period, Fortin's works became increasingly abstract and emphasized the physical qualities of paint and the act of painting itself.This period is considered an important part of Fortin's career and has been widely recognized for its innovative use of color, texture, and form. In these works, Fortin used a sponge to apply paint to the canvas, creating a rich and layered surface that was characterized by its dense, impasto brushwork and vibrant, abstract compositions.

The "Eponge" period of Marc-Aurèle Fortin's career was a departure from his earlier, more representational works and marked an important moment in the artist's development as a modernist painter. Today, these works are highly regarded by art historians and enthusiasts and are considered an important part of the history of Canadian modernist painting.

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Marc-Aurèle Fortin (1888 - 1970)

L'orme solitaire, c.1922

  • Gallery

    Galerie Cosner au Ritz-Carlton Montréal

  • Medium


  • Time

    Fine Canadian Art

  • Dimensions

    55,9 x 66 cm | 22'' x 26''

  • Dimensions with frame

    80 x 86,5 cm | 31,5'' x 34''

  • Signed

    Signed lower left

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