André Derain’s paintings and my floral pattern. André Derain was a major figure of the Fauvism with Henri Matisse.
In 1905, the art critic Louis Vauxcelles designated the room where young artists exposed at the Grand Palais in Paris, as “a wild cage” (“Cage aux fauves”) due to the use of vivid colors in a free way and a simplistic drawing. It wasn’t necessary realistic (colors, brush touch…). This movement was controvertial. The art critic from the Figaro magazine Camille Mauclair spoke of “a paint pot throwing to the public”.
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