Michèle Grandbois (dir.) - ENGLISH VERSION.
Best known for landscapes in which stately green trees hold pride of place, Marc-Aurèle Fortin (1888-1970) is one of the most popular and beloved figures in the history of Quebec art.
This major book reproduces more than 150 oils, watercolours, etchings and pastels that proclaim the modernity of a virtuoso draftsman and colourist. Illustrating the milestones of a remarkable journey of exploration and freedom, it surveys the career of one of the most accomplished landscape painters of his day.
Reflecting many years of research, the book probes the Fortin "legend" in different ways, placing the artist and his work in a broad historical context. Written by authorities in the art of this period - Richard Foisy, François-Marc Gagnon, Michèle Grandbois, Sarah Mainguy and Esther Trépanier - it traces his biographical and aesthetic footsteps in detail and reveals the full import of his contribution to the history of Canadian art.
2010 / 303 pages / 150 illustrations
Co-éditeur: Éditions de l’Homme