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 painted 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 moving zones. The grass and trees are painted with small strokes that resemble "sticks of explosive," as described by Derain. The small strokes within the branches of the tress appear different in relation to size of the mountains which were painted as expansive flat lines and there is no shadow to show separation between the different mountains.

The sky shows a combination of green hues, however, light is indicated by a huge yellow oval color in the upper left area. Additionally, there is an intriguing purple color close to the base of the painting to propose some separation between the orange-trunked tree and the rest of the landscape. The style utilized is similar to Van Gogh's style. Mountains at Collioure was painted while Derain was working with Henri Matisse, after 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 √Čcole des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

The Fauves had their first presentation at Salon d'Automne in Paris in 1905. Their brilliantly shaded paintings differentiated against the Renaissance style that was displayed close by. The development of Fauvism was fleeting, just enduring 5 years between 1905 to 1910. However, it significantly affected the development of various art styles. 

Andre Derain Biography

Who was André Derain?

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

Derain brought the Fauvism art style to the art world in 1908. Derain had extensive capacity as a decorator and theatrical creator. 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 his works.


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¬īEstaque¬†by¬†Andr√© Derain

The Turning Road, L¬īEstaque by Andr√© 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), which even further his commitment to art.
  • He¬†learned impressionism, divisionism, and the style of Paul Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh, Vlaminck, and Matisse's methods by applying them into his very own works.
  • He spent the late spring of 1905 at Collioure with Matisse and that fall showed his works with other Fauves.¬†

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