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In 1900, André Derain met Vlaminck in a train. From this memorable encounter, the Fauvism movement was born. The two friends painted the Island of Chatou, opposite the Fournaise restaurant.
In 1905 Vollard departed for London and purchased all the contents of his workshop.
In 1907 Kahnweiler signed a contract with him until 1924.
André Derain rapidly abandoned the Fauvism movement. He reinvented the classics in his own manner throughout all his ‘periods’ such as cézanne-cubism (1907/1909), byzantine (1910) and thereafter in his rich and varied work.
With the sobriety and the power of ancient masters, André Derain remained faithful to what his nature contained in fantasy, humour, experimental taste and creativity.
“He is the only one of us who is capable of painting large-scale paintings. He can measure himself to Tintoretto and Velasquez”.
André Derain works incorporates a form of classical beauty without losing its virtuosity or fluidity, with specific spontaneity and freshness.
This complex giant was involved in many projects (theatre costumes and decors, illustrations, sculptures) without ever fossilizing himself in a specific genre.
Throughout his life, Derain continuously questioned himself. He shared a sense of grandeur, timelessness close to religion with Courbet or Balthus.
“An audacious and disciplined temperament’. Along with Picasso, he is one of the most important artists of the 20th Century”.
Guillaume Apollinaire, 1916
1994 : Retrospective in Museum of Modern Art, Paris
Derain, Balthus, Giacometti,
An artistic friendship
Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
From June 2nd to October 29th
A new kind of exhibition exploring the friendship between three major 20th-century artists: André Derain (1880–1954), Balthus (1908–2001) and Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966), with a remarkable selection of over 350 paintings, sculptures, works on paper and photographs, mainly centred on the period between the 1930s and the 1960s.
A video by Paris Musées, on Dailymotion
André Derain, 1904-1914.
La décennie radicale
Centre Pompidou, Paris
From October 4th 2017 to January 29th 2018
An exhibition with 70 paintings and works on paper, sculptures, photographs and ceramics.
Galerie de la Présidence lend a work to this exhibition.