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Collioure 1905

On Display Modern One

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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Any act of representation in words, images, music or other means, particularly the representation of emotions or feelings in a lively manner.


A group of painters in France in the early 20th century, including Henri Matisse and André Derain, who used bold, vivid colours in their work. The name is derived from a derogatory remark from a critic who saw them as akin to wild beasts.

Expression, Fauvism


  • Acc. No. GMA 1280
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 60.20 x 73.50 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1973