Houses at Chatou

A work made of oil on canvas.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

c. 1905

Artist:

Maurice de Vlaminck
French, 1876–1958

About this artwork

In reviewing the 1905 Salon d’Automne, an alternative exhibition to the official Salon, one critic likened the work of Maurice de Vlaminck, Henri Matisse, and André Derain to that of wild beasts (fauves in French). Although not intended as a criticism, others used the name to attack this new direction in avant-garde art. The Fauves were not a formally unified group, but their style was nevertheless distinct, characterized by their use of vibrant, unmixed paint and rough, spontaneous brushwork. The thick application, explosive color, and subject of Houses at Chatou—possibly one of the works included in the 1905 Salon—reveal the importance of the work of Vincent van Gogh to the Fauves.

On View

Modern Art, Gallery 391

Artist

Maurice de Vlaminck

Title

Houses at Chatou

Origin

France

Date

1900–1910

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed, l.l.: "Vlaminck"

Dimensions

32 × 40 in. (81.3 × 101.6 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice E. Culberg

Reference Number

1951.19

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Extended information about this artwork

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