Andre Derain

Collioure

About this artwork

Collioure is the name of the fishing village in the south of France where Derain spent the summer of 1905 with fellow artist Henri Matisse. He was very much influenced by the strong light in the south, which casts few shadows and eradicates contrasts in tone. He painted in pure bright colours straight from the tube to capture the effects of the sunlight, using broad, confident brushstrokes to create a flat, decorative and expressive pattern. This use of vibrant colours was associated with the fauvist style.

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  • title:
    Collioure
  • accession number:
    GMA 1280
  • artist:
    Andre DerainFrench (1880 - 1954)
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    1905
  • measurements:
    60.20 x 73.50 cm (framed: 96.50 x 84.00 x 9.50 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1973
  • copyright:
    © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2018.
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Andre Derain

Andre Derain