Collioure and Beyond

Lecture |

Wednesday 13 April 2011 - 14:30 until 14:30

‘All that I have made up until now seems foolish to me’, Derain proclaimed in a letter to Vlaminck written in 1905 at Collioure. This small fishing village near the French border with Spain, where Matisse and Derain spent the summer of 1905, was the setting for a ground-breaking moment in the development of modern art: here, they experimented with colour and brushwork to create an audacious new style. Jo Rhymer looks at paintings produced during this sojourn, and asks: was Collioure the sole inspiration for Matisse and Derain at this time, and did this brief spell in the South of France affect other Fauvist work of the period?

Lecture by Jo Rhymer

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