View Full Version : Andre Derain/Fauvist - January 2016

01-01-2016, 03:37 PM
Andre Derain was pals with Matisse —here is a brief quote fro Wikipedia.

Derain and Matisse worked together through the summer of 1905 in the Mediterranean village of Collioure and later that year displayed their highly innovative paintings at the Salon d'Automne. The vivid, unnatural colors led the critic Louis Vauxcelles to derisively dub their works as les Fauves, or "the wild beasts", marking the start of the Fauvist movement. In March 1906, the noted art dealer Ambroise Vollard sent Derain to London to produce a series of paintings with the city as subject. In 30 paintings (29 of which are still extant), Derain presented a portrait of London that was radically different from anything done by previous painters of the city such as Whistler or Monet. With bold colors and compositions, Derain painted multiple pictures of the Thames and Tower Bridge. These London paintings remain among his most popular work. Art critic T.G Rosenthal: "Not since Monet has anyone made London seem so fresh and yet remain quintessentially English. Some of his views of the Thames use the Pointillist technique of multiple dots, although by this time, because the dots have become much larger, it is rather more simply the separation of colours called Divisionism and it is peculiarly effective in conveying the fragmentation of colour in moving water in sunlight."[6]

I was not really in the know about Fauvism and Andre. But this month I’d like to study him……copy the style, the compositions etc. - whatever inspires us to create. These “beastie” painting will bring us into 2016 with a strong start. Lets DO this !!! :thumbsup: http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jan-2016/88676-dorain22.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jan-2016/88676-derain33.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jan-2016/88676-Derainnear.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jan-2016/88676-Dorain-charing.gif

01-01-2016, 03:38 PM
Here's one morehttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jan-2016/88676-derain-andre-12.gif

01-01-2016, 04:57 PM
i love the fauvism movement..!! this is wonderful Robin..!
great start for the new year, looking forward to seeing what
everyone comes up with ! tyree:wave:

01-01-2016, 11:24 PM
I have long been a fan of post-impressionism, German expressionism and its French counterpart fauvism. It's not as easy to do as one might think: I have learned from personal experience that one cannot just wildly splash around arbitrary colours.

The result was that my own work became far less adventurous - I am hoping it will eventually evolve more towards fauvism...

01-02-2016, 06:45 AM
Color, color, color. Looks like fun. :cool:

01-02-2016, 06:51 AM

01-04-2016, 01:54 PM
Here are my first two for this thread....I used a photo from our Galapagos Island thread......http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Jan-2016/88676-iguana2.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Jan-2016/88676-iguana3.gif

I'm thinking I might add a little pen work to the little bugs....

01-04-2016, 08:58 PM
these are great,,how did you go about doing the colour? that b/g in the second one is fabulous !!! i have a matisse picked out to try !!

01-06-2016, 10:26 AM
the first one I looked at the color palate of the blue and green clock tower. it did not really work well, the second one I used the palate from the face portrait..... came closer.....now I'm gonna try one using the portrait palate but adding more mossy green for the middle cool tone and coral for the middlewarm tone.

.I'm not really esperienced but I painted whole form/masses in their temperature
cool/warm middle tone....... and then painted the lightest and darkest temperature shapes over the middle base......I'm gonna try perfecting this approach for a while.

I'll try posting a wip.......it will definitely help me concentrate on the process and it it doesn't work well you can see it too. :)

01-06-2016, 10:48 AM
Robin love your interpretation and using the Galapagos Island reference.
Love the cool and warm play.

I spent a little time reading and found this article written by Nicholas Fox Weber on Derain's residence and Studio at Chambourcy.


01-07-2016, 10:22 PM
here is my matisse..w/c and ink on mixed media..i zapped it up a notch in ribbet to give it more garish colour..tyree


01-08-2016, 07:16 AM
I like your fauvism!

As I mentioned, I kind of hope my style will evolve in that direction. At the moment I'm a bit short on time for all manner of experiments...

01-08-2016, 03:45 PM
thank you Brian...this was alot of fun...think i am going
to try another one:Dtyree

01-11-2016, 01:53 PM
Tyree - love the bright colors and the look of the ladies is SO Matisse

Here is one I did with the color theme of the portrait posted but I am no where near the style of shapes etc.......gotta knuckle down and concentrate more...but here it is anyway.....http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Jan-2016/88676-Buddhas-Blanket.gif

01-13-2016, 05:37 PM
robin...wonderful work..love all the details and designs and bits of unique colours !!
i have picked out another matisse to try...! tyree

01-14-2016, 06:22 PM
Here is another one I did yesterday....I started by filling the medium tones -pink and olive and then added the dark red and blue and finished with white ...this is acrylic gouache.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jan-2016/88676-morganton-roadside.gif

01-15-2016, 05:17 AM
love the rose with the olive colours...i like the white outlining also...very lovely Robin !!! tyree

01-15-2016, 12:58 PM
Nice work everyone. This is a lot of fun.

I started to combine two Derain paintings and then branched out on my own. Magic markers, so I'm half high on fumes.

Want to do another one, and like you two do my own drawing.


01-15-2016, 01:44 PM

thanks for your comments

Janet - Wonderful...love your style. Nice space and depth in that composition and love all the little figures lingering - wonderful!

01-15-2016, 03:33 PM
janet ..this is delightful ! love the parisian style ladies ..the wonderful colours and designs are a treat !! tyree:wave:

01-17-2016, 01:20 PM
Here's another I did from a photo.....http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jan-2016/88676-portraitwhiteearimg.gif

01-17-2016, 11:16 PM
i like this Robin..has a cross of fauvism and gauguin...!! tyree:wave:

01-23-2016, 06:36 PM
Here's one in acrylic gouache.

I think next one I will try and incorporate more dots. It looks easy but I bet it is a little tricky? http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Jan-2016/88676-Cactus-and-Rocks.gif

01-24-2016, 09:26 AM
i love it Robin...dots would add a extra punch..try stencil if your
afraid of free hand perhaps...or splatters? tyree:wave: