Andre Derain painted in 1906: ‘Posters at Trouville’. A fantastic work. Review by Isabel del Rio.
A quiet sensation, a peaceful street, a daily urban scene… With this ordinary topic, Andre Derain gets a sensorial experience, where every color and shape are transmitting positive reactions and people can appreciate a different technique, which has eliminated clear-cut lines and sharp profiles of ancient academic painters.
Born in 1905, Fauvism is considered the first avant-garde movement. Its name comes from a French word: ‘fauve’, which means ‘wild beast’.
Fauvist artists were ‘wild beasts’ a cause of their strong colors and violent application of brushstrokes on the canvas. Then, for the first time in art history, they broke the traditional association of reality and artwork. Now, in their paintings, the most important will be subjectivism, their subjective vision.
The most important Fauvist artists were: Henri Matisse, Andre Derain, Maurice Vlaminck and Raoul Dufy.
However and in spite of the importance of Matisse, my favorite Fauvist painter has always been Andre Derain.
Andre Derain elegant compositions and, above all, his ability to transform whatever subject in a happy vision, they have captivated me from years and ‘Posters at Trouville’ is an example of his exultant personality. Wasn’t Derain who turned London into a holiday resort in his series of that city? Difficult, really difficult!
Anyway, Matisse and Derain were close friends and both fantastic. Now, we can see an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of New York, from December 4, 2012 to March 17, 2013: ‘Matisse, in Search of True Painting’, very interesting to understand the origins of Fauvism.
Yareah magazine Gallery:
Paintings by the most representative artists of the Fauvism movement: Maurice de Vlaminck, Albert Marquet, Henri Matisse, André Derain, Raoul Dufy,,, Video based on Isabel del Rio’s article: “Fauvism, a new allegory of colors”: http://yareah.com/fauvism-a-new-allegory-of-colors/
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