André Derain / The Bagpiper / 1910 - 1911André Derain
The Bagpiper
1910 - 1911

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Creator Name: Derain, André
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: painter
Creator Dates/Places: 1880 - 1954
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: André Derain
Title: The Bagpiper
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1910
Creation End Date: 1911
Creation Date: 1910 - 1911
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: H.74 x W.59 in.
Inscriptions: SIGNATURE
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 61.36.10
Credit Line: Bequest of Putnam Dana McMillan
Copyright: ? Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Although Derain had helped found Fauvism and had been an early adherent of Cubism, he increasingly fell away from both aesthetics, feeling their obsession with technique had supplanted the content of their work. Derain, instead, began to turn toward the Old Masters, even as he kept pace with the spirit of his own time. Thus, while The Bagpiper at Camiers owes much to Cézanne in color, brushwork and composition, a great debt to the Old Masters is also evident, especially the arcadian scenes peopled with shepherds and musicians by Titian, and Derain's countryman, Claude Lorrain. The Bagpiper at Camiers became one of Derain's best known pre-war pictures and its lyrical and romantic feeling established him as an artist in the "grand tradition" of large formats and timeless subjects.

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AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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