Thursday, April 21, 2011

Roger de la Fresnaye (July 11, 1885 - November 27, 1925)

                                                                                                
Conjugal Life
1913

Fresnaya was a soft combination of Cubism and Fauvism; I say soft, because the Fauvist aspects were rather lightly applied. But perhaps "soft" can be carried over to the overall character of his works, which, even though they contained harsh lines representing naturally smooth objects, still somehow retained a very gentle overall character. And ultimately Fresnaya himself was a soft character, whose health declined rapidly after his service in WWI, culminating in a very untimely death. 

The Factory Chimney, Meulan Landscape
1912 

Man with a Red Kerchief
1922

The Allée des Acacias in the Bois de Boulogne
1908

The Conquest of the Air
1913

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