Artworks and Artists
Fire in the Port of Montreal
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Fire in the Port of Montreal,
c. 1928
Fortin, Marc-Aurčle
oil on canvas
88.4 x 116.5 cm

Interpretation:

Nature is a constant with Marc-Aurhle Fortin. Even in a cityscape like this one, the artist highlights the power of the elements. Fortin shows that although man's technological creations are magnificent (the bridge, for example), they remain insignificant when compared with the forces of nature.