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Creator Name: Derain, André
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1880 - 1954
Creator Name-CRT: André Derain
Title: The Houses of Parliament from Westminster Bridge
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1906
Creation End Date: 1906
Creation Date: 1906
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 73.6cm x 92cm
Inscriptions: Signed lower left: "a derain / '06"
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1983.67
Credit Line: Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund
Copyright: ? Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Provenance: (A. Vollard, Paris); H. Gonzalez, Mexico City; Van der Velde coll., Le Havre; (London sale 1978); (E. V. Thaw)
Context: This painting is one of several of views of London that André Derain painted for his dealer, Ambroise Vollard, in 1905-6. Among Derain's finest works, these paintings are classic statements of mature Fauvism, a style of intense, arbitrary color and violent brushwork first developed around 1904 by Derain, Maurice de Vlaminck, and Henri Matisse. These artists, known as the Fauves ("Wild Beasts"), achieved the complete liberation of color from nature, using it primarily for expressive and compositional purposes, rather than to describe the appearance of objects.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1983.67
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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