Sign up
Andre Derain
Biography and information

Andre Derain (FR. André Derain; June 10, 1880, Chatou-sur-Seine — 8 September 1954, Harsh, both near Versailles) — French painter, scene-painter, sculptor, ceramist.

Studied with E. Career (1898−99) and at the Academy of Juliane (1904) in Paris. The formation of the artist has passed under the influence of his friend Maurice Vlaminck, and later — Henri Matisse, who had a huge impact. After a long military service (1900−1904) artist for two years (1905−1906) went to England, where he created his famous views of Hyde Park and the embankments of the river Thames. These landscapes, executed in the spirit of Fauvism, imbued with the desire to convey the intensity of the life of nature; their decorative effect is based on very intensive sounding large spots net contrasting colors (London harbour", 1906, Tate Gallery, London). Picture Derain immediately attracted the attention of the public at the Salon d’automne in 1905.

About 1908 style Derain changing under the influence of P. Cezanne and early cubism; his paintings has a rational clarity compositions, geometrical simplicity, and the weight of forms. Discreet and gloomy colour paintings of this period is based on the green, brown and gray shades. In the 1910s in the artist appear greyness and motionlessness images, themes dreary monotony provincial everyday life («the Sabbath day», 1911−14, the Museum of fine arts. A. S. Pushkin, Moscow), and since the 1920s, he turns to the strict, classical pattern, often resorting to stylize the creativity of their predecessors. Despite this, keeping in his best works deeply personal style, Derain is considered one of the leading artists of the XX century.

Read more
Artworks liked by
Mariya Em

On August 3, 1914, Germany declared war on France. From that day on, in the next four years the Parisian newspaper "Le Figaro" would lead a terrible account of the days. On November 11, 1918 the morning issue of the newspaper contained the message: "The 1561st day of War". Newsmen didn't know that day would be the last one, and the Parisians were leery of enjoying the signs of the end of the war…

Olga Romeyko
, 29 July 06:41 PM 0
Original   Auto-Translated
Уважаемая Анна, благодарю за замечательную статью, за такую объёмную систематизацию большого материала, важных событий во всемирной истории и истории искусства. Хочу обратить Ваше внимание, что Кандинский никогда не был ни укаинцем, ни поляком, а тем более - русским. Конечно, приятно сделать гения своим соотечественником. И с этой позиции хочу сказать , что в Беларуси до сих пор живут его кровные родственники. Ещё раз - благодарю Вас за огромный результативный труд.
To post comments log in or sign up.
If you like a user's post, mark it as liked so your friends can see it
Comment on and discuss user publications and actions. Add the required photos, videos or sound files to comments.
Fauvism is considered the first avant-garde art movement of the 20th century. It got its name in 1905 and lived only a couple of years, then each artist, calling themselves the Fauves, went deep into own creative search. The brightest representatives of the Fauvism are Henri Matisse ,  André Derain and Maurice de Vlaminck .

To post comments log in or sign up.
Whole feed
Artworks by the artist
total 131 artworks
Andre Derain. The Old Town, Cagnes
The Old Town, Cagnes
1910, 66×82 cm
Andre Derain. Saturday
1914, 181×229 cm
Andre Derain. Table and chairs
Table and chairs
1912, 87×88.5 cm
Andre Derain. Martigues (Harbor in Provence)
Martigues (Harbor in Provence)
1913, 141.2×89.5 cm
Andre Derain. A Portrait Of Matisse
A Portrait Of Matisse
1905, 46.5×34 cm
Andre Derain. Bridge To Charing Cross
Bridge To Charing Cross
1906, 81×100 cm
Andre Derain. The Dance
The Dance
1906, 185×227.5 cm
Andre Derain. The Drying Sails
The Drying Sails
1905, 82×101 cm
Andre Derain. Harlequin and Pierrot
Harlequin and Pierrot
1924, 175×175 cm
View 131 artworks by the artist