Collioure by André Derain art print
28 x 35 cm art print reproduction Collioure by André Derain part of the National Galleries of Scotland collection.
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.
André Derain (10 June 1880 – 8 September 1954) was a French artist, painter, sculptor and co-founder of Fauvism with Henri Matisse.