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Marc-Aurèle Fortin
Printemps 2015 - 2e séance Vente en salle

Lot # 148

Marc-Aurèle Fortin
ARCA 1888 - 1970 Canadian

Feu de feuilles automnal
oil on board circa 1940
signed and on verso signed twice, titled indistinctly and inscribed "292" twice
27 x 21 pouces  68.6 x 53.3cm

Private Collection, Quebec

One of the most pleasing things about the work of Marc-Aurèle Fortin is our ability to see the hand of the artist in his use of paint. Fortin's technique is especially pleasant to contemplate here - his marks are full of vibrating energy and there is a sense of joyous abandonment to the very making of them. It is as if, in his urgency to capture the scene, Fortin's marks have a mind of their own. He is known for strong contrasts of brilliant colours, which has much to do with the way he prepared his surfaces. He worked in both a grey and a black manner, first painting a solid layer of grey or black paint on the support and allowing it to dry before adding colour. He often chose to further outline parts of the work with black, as we see here, which serves to accent and heighten the brightness and colour contrasts. The smoke from the burning pile of leaves billows lazily upward through the centre of this work, drawing our attention to the man as he attends to this autumnal chore.
This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné on the artist's work, #H-1021.

Estimation: 40,000 $ ~ 60,000 $ CAN

S'est vendu pour: 59,000.00 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)

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