What Is Fauvism?
Property from the Jason Jacques Collection
Condition Report: Observed under UV light with no evidence of restoration, a missing flake of glaze to the lip rim and an ovular loss of glaze to the body, presents well.
Signature: Painted to the underside: MVlaminck
Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Marc Lambrechts. "L'Objet Sublime: Franse Ceramiek 1875-1945" (Antwerp: Pandora Editions, 2015), p. 287.
The Hermann Tob and Marc Lambrechts Collection, Belgium.
Maurice de Vlaminck is closely associated with the Fauves, a turn-of-the-century group of painters known for adopting a radically new, vibrant palette and applying large areas of pure, flat color. Most strongly identified with Henri Matisse, this style is evident in de Vlaminck’s well-known works Bateaux-Lavoirs and Portrait of Derain (both 1905), featuring van Gogh-inspired coloration and expression. Shortly thereafter, de Vlaminck grew more concerned with compositional structure, creating dramatic landscapes inspired by Paul Cézanne. As his style continued to develop, he adopted a more severe palette and became known for his depictions of violet-hued, stormy skies reigning over the windswept French countryside.
French, 1876-1958, Paris, France, based in Paris, France