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Andre Derain: The London Paintings
Remi Labrusse
January 2005
Book Description
This is the first publication dedicated to the extraordinary series of paintings that Andre Derain produced at the height of his avant-garde notoriety, after being branded a Fauve or "wild beast" in Paris for his uncompromising use of pure color. Building on his rising fame, Derain’s dealer Ambroise Vollard sent him to London in 1906 to produce works that would rival Claude Monet’s recently exhibited views of the city. The result was a series of canvases that confronted the traditions of Impressionism and constructed a new artistic language to express an unprecedented vision of the city, seen not as fog-shrouded and gloomy but bathed in piercing bright sunshine and radiating colors. New research and the recent discovery of Derain’s two London sketchbooks have completely revised understanding of these...

Les Fauves: 24 Cards
Andre and Others Derain
December 2002
Book Description
European painters of the early twentieth century experimented with non-naturalistic colors, executed in a raw, rugged style. An astounded public came to know these artists as Les Fauves (the wild beasts), and this riotously colorful collection celebrates a revolutionary school of painting with brilliant reproductions of Albert Marquet's Le Pin Parasol, Saint-Tropez and Le Port de Saint-Tropez; Charles Camoin's La rue Bouterie and Le Port de Marseille; Maurice de Vlaminck's La Danseuse du "Rat Mort" and Voilier sur la Seine, plus 18 more, including works by Kees van Dongen, André Derain, Louis Valtat, and Henri Manguin. Captions.

Poet Assassinated
Guillaume Apollinaire
June 2000
Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Andre Breton
August 2004
From Publishers Weekly
Breton (1896-1966), frequently dubbed the "pope" of surrealism, has had surprisingly few poems translated into English. Spanning 1919-1936, this volume covers his early work, his associations with Dada and the formative years of surrealism. Readers can at last become familiar with the artworks spawned from a great theoretical mind (Breton authored most of the surrealist manifestos). Poetry lovers familiar with the work of Apollinaire, Reverdy and others, might not find these poems particularly original on first reading. But viewed closely, Breton's ability to personify objects reveals an ironic chain of affinities not as farfetched as that of his contemporaries: "Open and closed the beautiful windows / Hung from the day's lips / The beautiful windows with only their nighties on." As in his classic novel, Nadja ,...

Pierre Matisse and His Artists
William M. Griswold (Introduction)
February 2003
Book Description
Pierre Matisse arrived in New York shortly before Christmas 1924 determined to make his mark. At that time, the New York art world was in its formative stages, entirely different from what it was to become by the close of the 20th century. He was to play a significant role in its establishment. In 1925, the time of his first exhibition, which featured lithographs and drawings by his father, Henri Matisse, there were few galleries and no museums exhibiting contemporary art. In October 1931 the Pierre Matisse Gallery opened its doors in the Fuller building on 57th Street, just around the corner from the provisional headquarters of the recently instituted Museum of Modern Art. In addition to shows featuring works by such established artists as Giorgio de Chirico, André Derain, Pablo Picasso, Georges Rouault, and, of...

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