Born in Marseille, Charles Camoin entered the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 1896, in the studio of Gustave Moreau, where he became friends with Matisse, Marquet, Rouault and Manguin. With Marquet, he first draws in the streets, café-concerts and music halls…
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Charles Camoin’s The Bay of Ajaccio with Eucalyptus (La baie d’Ajaccio à l’eucalyptus) and Mediterranean Landscape (Le Paysage Méditerranean) enchant our gaze and a freshness of life overcomes us.
“Born in a pot of color” in Marseille and a major player in the Fauve movement, Charles Camoin has proven to be a true ambassador of the Mediterranean shores.
Corsica, where he stayed in January-February 1906 with his partner, Emilie Charmy, was a real source of inspiration and a pretext to exalt color. Green invades the composition, contrasting with blue, red, and purple. The ensemble is illuminated thanks to the nuances of yellow and Veronese Green so vaunted by Cézanne.
The Bay of Ajaccio with Eucalyptus embodies Camoin’s fauve period. It was exhibited in 1907 in the famous avant-garde gallery of the merchant Henri Kahnweiler.
Those works are part of our GREEN Spring palettes exhibition, from March 14 to April 30.
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1997 Retrospective at the Fondation de l’Hermitage in Lausanne
1997-1998 Exhibition « Retrospective 1879-1965 » at the Musée Cantini, Marseille
2016 Exhibition Camoin dans sa lumière at the Musée Granet in Aix-en-Provence
2022 Exhibition Charles Camoin, A free fauve at the Montmartre Museum, 11 March 2022 – 11 September 2022