André Derain / Portrait of the Artist / about 1912 - 1914André Derain
Portrait of the Artist
about 1912 - 1914

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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: Portrait of the Artist
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1912
Creation End Date: 1914
Creation Date: about 1912 - 1914
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: H.45-3/4 x W.35 in
Inscriptions: SIGNATURE
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 55.41
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Cowles
Copyright: ? Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Derain's dissatisfaction with the aesthetics of contemporary art once provoked the artist to exclaim that he did not want to be "of his time" but, rather, "of all time." Thus, while his paintings are always modern, the influence of the Old Masters is equally apparent. The darkness and severity of the present work, while recalling links to the contemporary work of Picasso, also reflect Derain's interest in Spanish painting of the Renaissance.

AMICA ID: MIA_.55.41
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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