Friday, April 8, 2011

Maurice De Vlaminck (April 4, 1876 – October 11, 1958

The Circus

One of the most important Fauvists, Vlaminick was extremely unique and experimental, though he occasionally wore his influences on his sleeve. To that last point, it's not surprising that van Gogh had a major impact on the artist; Vlaminick went so far as to say, on first seeing van Gogh, "I was so moved, I wanted to cry with joy and despair. On that day I loved van Gogh more than my own father." And, while I love his bright and lively Fauvist pieces, I adore his gloomier works, which seem everlastingly foreboding.

Landscape with Red Roofs

The Bar

Restaurant at Marly-le-Roi

c. 1908

Flowers (Symphony in Colors)

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