Mario Doucette

Aboriginal Crusades in Europe I, study

2005
Mario Doucette’s drawings reinterpret the treatment and expulsion of the Acadian people in Eastern Canada between 1755 and 1764. His idiosyncratic works suggest both the fictitious and fallacious ways that certain parts of this history have been written or remembered and offer fantastical interpretations of the events through illustrative, darkly humorous storyboards. Doucette tracks the very act of his mark making along the margins of the page, showing how he tests his colour palette and allows instinct and experience to steer the direction of his compositions. These drawings are simultaneously finished pieces and evidence of the artist’s considered working process.
Title
Aboriginal Crusades in Europe I, study
Date
2005
Medium
Drawing
Materials
electrostatic print with coloured pencil on white wove paper
Dimensions
27.8 x 43 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 2014
Accession number
46217