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Andre Derain Mountains At Collioure [ Fauvism Artwork ]
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Andre Derain Mountains At Collioure [ Fauvism Artwork ]

Andre Derain Mountains At Collioure

Mountains at Collioure is a painting created by French painter André Derain. It was made while he was working with Henri Matisse at the angling port of Collioure, in France.

Where is the Mountains at Collioure painting?

Since 1982 it has been in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. After John Hay Whitney, the proprietor of the piece passed on in 1982.

Mountains At Collioure Print

Mountains At Collioure by Andre Derain

Mountains At Collioure Analysis

The work features long strokes of splendid green, blue, mauve, and pink. The whole scene is under a jade and turquoise sky. The mountains are imagined as flat zones of shading. 

The grass and trees are painted with small strokes that resemble "sticks of explosive," as Derain broadly said. The small strokes appear different in relation to the inclining mountains behind, which are painted as expansive, flat shad planes with thick diagrams.

There is no shadow to propose separation rather wandering lines and one of a kind shapes. 

The sky is a wreck of blues, however, light is indicated by the huge yellow oval in the upper left and the void areas in the middle of the clear hues. Additionally, there is an intriguing purple color close to the base of the painting to propose some separation and profundity behind the orange-trunked tree. 

The shading which was utilized is was less popular than the shading which Van Gogh utilized. Mattise often had joined Derain to paint other scenes. 

Mountains at Collioure was painted while Derain was working with Henri Matisse, in the wake of being impacted by the death of Vincent van Gogh. the composition is a beautiful representation of a fauvist art.


What is the Fauvism style?

Fauvism utilizes splendid, enthusiastic, and conflicting hues in short, thick brushstrokes to capture the present moment. 

Prior to this, "high craftsmanship" (quiet scenes and exquisite nudes) dominated the art scene in the Paris Salon.

Matisse also contributed to the Fauvist development with Derain, with beautiful paintings such as "Lady with a Hat" (which caused an outrage) and "L'Atelier Rouge". 


The Fauvism Movement

Fauvism was motivated by the lessons of Gustave Moreau, who was a Symbolist artist and a teacher at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

The Fauves had their first presentation at Salon d'Automne in Paris in 1905. Their brilliantly shaded and reckless paintings differentiated against the Renaissance mold that was shown close by. The development was fleeting, just enduring between 1905 to 1910. However, it significantly affected the workmanship developments which pursued, specific in relation to the utilization of reflection and shading.

Andre Derain Biography

André Derain was one of the primary French fauvist artists. He built up his initial style in association with Maurice de Vlaminck, whom he met in 1900, and with Henri Matisse, who had been Derain's friend at the Académie school in France.

Derain brought the Fauvism style to the art world, in 1908, when he was incidentally impacted Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne.

Derain had extensive capacity as a decorator and created theatrical structures for the Ballets Russes. He created various book illustrations, for writers such as François Rabelais, Antonin Artaud, and André Breton.

André Derain Photo

André Derain Photo


André Derain Paintings

His bright paintings portrayed the magnificence of nature. His application of various color tones is beautifully portrayed on the canvas.


The Bridge, view on the river by André Derain

The Bridge, view on the river by André Derain


Portrait of Matisse by André Derain

Portrait of Matisse by André Derain

Matisse and Derain painted representations of one another while remaining at the port of Collioure in the south of France. 


Landscape near Chatou by André Derain

Landscape near Chatou by André Derain


The Turning Road, L´Estaque by André Derain

The Turning Road, L´Estaque by André Derain

This stupendous scene speaks to the French town of L'Estaque, where Paul Cézanne had painted before.


Boats at Collioure by André Derain

Boats at Collioure by André Derain


Charing Cross Bridge by André Derain

Charing Cross Bridge by André Derain
In this cityscape, Derain rendered the standard dark of the London sky with sensational color.


The Pool of London by André Derain

The Pool of London by André Derain
This perspective on the Thames from London Bridge is one of four works painted by Derain, demonstrating a similar piece of the stream.


Andre Derain Style

What is Andre Derain's style?

Andre Derain style is portrayed by dynamic shading, expressive brushstrokes, and vivid colors which characterized the fundamental style of Fauvism. 

Andre Derain Short Facts

  • Derain's first creative attempts were hindered by the military (1901-1904), after which he committed himself solely to craftsmanship.
  • He encountered impressionism, divisionism, and the style of Paul Gauguin and Vincent Van Gogh, and Vlaminck's and Matisse's methods by applying them to his very own work.
  • He spent the late spring of 1905 at Collioure with Matisse and that fall showed with the Fauves. 

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