What Is Fauvism?
In the summer of 1900, André Derain met Maurice de Vlaminck and they soon began to share a studio in a
disused restaurant on the Ile de Chatou. The catalogue of the exhibition entitled "Chatou" in March 1947 at
the Galerie Bing reproduced a painting with the title Un coin de Chatou which was executed from a similar angle as this drawing.
André Derain 1904 - 1914. La Décennie Radicale- October 2017-January 2018- Centre Pompidou- Paris
André Derain Drawings and Watercolours 1900-1906, Stoppenbach & Delestre, London, 19th June- 20th
July 1991. No. 2 (reproduced)
Ambroise Vollard, Paris
A founding member of Fauvism, Andre Derain is known for his innovative landscape and cityscape paintings in which he transforms the subject with bold and largely unrealistic colors. Early in his career Derain worked closely with fellow Fauves Maurice de Vlaminck and Henri Matisse, the latter helping convince Derain’s family to let him pursue a career in painting. In Derain’s celebrated depictions of London’s Thames River and Tower Bridge, he applied each color separately in dots or dabs, inviting associations with the Divisionist technique of Paul Signac and Georges Seurat. Derain’s later work features more subtle tones and new subjects, including portraiture and still life. Inspired by his friendship with Pablo Picasso, Derain’s post-Fauve works show an engagement with both classicism and Cubism, and this so called “classical” style earned him widespread recognition throughout Europe and the United States.
French, 1880-1954, Chatou, France, based in Garches, France
What Is Fauvism?
Radical Color and Wild Beasts: Matisse, Derain, and the Friendship that Defined Fauvism
The Art Genome Project