The Fauve Landscape Hardcover – 1 Jun 1991
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In 1990-91, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art organised an exhibition to celebrate one aspect of Fauve painting, "The Fauve Landscape: Matisse, Derain, Braque and Their Circle, 1904-1908", that also visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art and, with a smaller number of works, the Royal Academy of Arts. As mentioned in the Foreword, and first essay, it was the largest exhibition ever mounted on the subject and it reflected a period of intense artistic activity, "a final immersion in colour before the early 20th century fascination with form - manifested by Cubism - dominated all other interests of the avant-garde".
After a Foreword by Earl A. Powell, Director of the organizing museum, this book offers 6 essays: "Surveying the Terrain: The Fauves and the Landscape", by Judi Freeman, which is extensively sourced from little-known correspondence in private French collections; "New Lessons from the School at Chatou: Derain and Vlaminck in the Paris Suburbs", John Klein; "Painters and Tourists: Matisse sand Derain on the Mediterranean Shore", James D. Herbert; "Far from the Earth of France: The Fauves Abroad", Freeman; "The Distant Cousins in Normandy: Braque, Dufy and Friesz", Alvin Martin and Freeman, and "Fauves in the Landscape of Criticism: Metaphor and Scandal at the Salon", Roger Benjamin.Read more ›
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I'm going through it slowly, like a very fine meal. And so far, I have particularly enjoyed an almost month-by-month chronology of this tight little group--with each other and with the critical public--in the years 1904 through 1908.
I'm a painter. And I have been very influenced by the French artists at the end of the 19th Century. This book is helping me get rid of the small brushstrokes and timid colors. Enjoy.