拍品 68
  • 68

安德烈·德安

估價
600,000 - 800,000 USD
招標截止

描述

  • André Derain
  • 《靜物》
  • 款識:畫家簽名A. Derain(左下)
  • 油畫紙板貼於帶托架木板
  • 15 1/4 x 19 7/8英寸
  • 38.7 x 50.6公分

來源

Galerie Hermann (Marcelle Bénézit), Paris

Acquired from the above in November 1948

拍品資料及來源

Nature morte, executed in 1901, is one of Derain’s earliest known still-lifes.  Rendered in wide, spontaneous brushstrokes of bold color, it reflects important events in the early days of Derain’s career, which were to determine the direction of his art.  In June 1900 he met Vlaminck on a train between Paris and Chatou, and the two soon established a close friendship and began to paint together, influencing each other’s ideas and styles.  It was during a Van Gogh exhibition held inParis in March 1901 that Derain introduced Vlaminck to Matisse, and thereby assembled what soon became the core group of Fauve artists.


Writing about Matisse’s influence on Derain’s painting, Jane Lee noted: ‘When Derain met him, the focus of Matisse’s work was on a series of still-life paintings with sharp diagonal compositions, abruptly limited viewpoints, and heightened colour which expressed the fall of light’ (J. Lee, Derain, Oxford & New York, 1990, p. 12).  The impact of these compositions is clearly visible in the present work: the table on top of which the elements of this still-life are resting is rendered in accentuated diagonal lines; the assemblage of objects is shown from a close-up view, the background with what could be read as a window at the top of the composition is sharply cut out of the picture frame.  The strong, vivid colouration of the objects, outlined by brush-strokes of deep blue and black, anticipates the Fauve revolution that was soon to change the course of twentieth-century art.

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