André Derain

Paysage à l'Estaque (Estaque Landscape)

Paysage à l'Estaque (Estaque Landscape) by André Derain

Artwork Detail

The French artist André Derain was a painter, sculptor, illustrator, stage designer and collector. He worked alongside Matisse, Vlaminck and Cézanne, and later became a close friend of Braque and Picasso. Derain was fascinated by the effects of the intense Mediterranean light, and around 1904 began to juxtapose broad strokes of contrasting hues, making colours seem brighter and more vibrant because of their proximity. When he took part in an exhibition in 1905, the group were branded fauves (wild beasts). In 1949, Derain recollected, “Fauvism was our ordeal by fire… Colours became charges of dynamite!”. The Auckland Art Gallery has one work on paper by Derain.

Paysage à l'Estaque (Estaque Landscape)
André Derain
Production date
oil on canvas
540 x 655 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Julian and Josie Robertson through the Auckland Art Gallery Foundation, 2023
Accession no
Other ID
X2009/12/10 Former Exhibition Number
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International Art
Display status
On display

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