Saturday, April 18, 2009

The river

The French Fauvism movement, originating from impressionism but with wilder colours, never appealed to me to the same extent as the contemporary German expressionists. However, this 1910 painting by Maurice de Vlaminck (1876-1958), who in spite of his name was French and not Belgian, is a really excellent piece of work that deserves to be wider known than it is. More on de Vlaminck in the wikipedia article linked to below.