Friday, July 27, 2018

I Love the Fauves

I've been in love with Matisse and the "wild beasts" for a long time.  Anti-impressionism, Fauvism as a style began around 1904 and continued beyond 1910, but the movement lasted only a few years, 1905–1908, and had three exhibitions. The leaders of the movement were André Derain and Henri Matisse.

Besides Matisse and Derain, other artists included Albert MarquetCharles CamoinLouis ValtatJean PuyMaurice de VlaminckHenri ManguinRaoul DufyOthon FrieszGeorges RouaultJean MetzingerKees van Dongen and Georges Braque (subsequently Picasso's partner in Cubism).

I saw "Matisse & the Fauves" at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. last week... Some of my favourites...

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