André DERAIN (1880-1954)

In 1900, André Derain met Vlaminck in a train. From this memorable encounter, the Fauvism movement was born…


 

One minute with André Derain

 

 

Selection of works by Derain currently available
Paintings and sculptures (bronze)

Andre Derain, Bronze sculpture, Femme aux cheveux longs revenant sur la poitrine 6/11
André Derain
Femme aux cheveux long revenant sur la poitrine
Bronze
n°6/11
H 38,5 cm

 

Andre DERAIN, Homme aux favoris, Sculpture, Bronze
André Derain
L’Homme aux favoris
17 x 11,7 x 9 cm
Bronze, signed and numbered AT. ANDRE DERAIN 8/15
More the numbers 0, 00, 000, 0000
The original in terra-cotta is in « Musée d’Art et d’Histoire » of Genève Collection
Brotal Foundry in Mendrisio, Switzerland

 

André Derain, Le Gladiateur, Sculpture, Bronze with light brown patina
André Derain
Le Gladiateur
Bronze with light brown patina
Signed and numbered AT Andre Derain 6/11
32,5 X 19 X 12 cm
In a numbered edition of eleven plus four casts numbered 0, 00, 000, 0000
The original in plaster is in the collection of the Musée de Pully.
Brotal Foundry in Mendrisio, Switzerland

 

André DERAIN, Femme aux cheveux longs revenant sur la poitrine, Sculpture, Bronze
André Derain
Femme aux cheveux longs revenant sur la poitrine
N°11/11
Bronze with light brown patina
38,5 x 19 x 12 cm
Signed on the back AT Andre Derain 11/11
Conceived in plaster and cast in a numbered edition of eleven plus four casts numbered 0, 00, 000, 0000
Brotal Foundry in Mendrisio, Switzerland

 

 

André Derain Femme nue allongée Circa 1926-28 Oil on canvas, 25 x 41,5 cm
Derain
Femme nue allongée
Circa 1926-28
Oil on canvas, 25 x 41,5 cm

 

André Derain, Vue d'Herblay, Val-d'Oise, C.1936-38, Oil on canvas, 23 x 48 cm
Vue d’Herblay, Val-d’Oise
C.1936-38
Oil on canvas
23 x 48 cm

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André Derain, precursor of fauvism and cubism

In 1900, 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.

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, he 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”.
Pablo Picasso

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, he 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


Last exhibitions dedicated to Derain

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: 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

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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.

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