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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents "Vertigo of Color: Matisse, Derain, and the Origins of Fauvism" closing day

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Photo courtesy of David Levy & Associés, Brussels / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, ADAGP, Paris

In the summer of 1905, Henri Matisse and André Derain embarked on a creative partnership that would change the course of French painting. The two painters experimented with daring directions in energetic bursts of color, form, and structure that eventually led to a boldly inventive artistic language known as Fauvism (from the French fauve, or “wild beast”).

"Vertigo of Color" features many of the most celebrated works of Fauvism. The exhibition presents, for the first time in the United States, the legacy of that legendary summer through paintings, drawings, and watercolors by the two artists, on loan from national and international museums and private collections. Their evolving visual language grew from sensory experience of a moment in time, rather than reality.

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Image info: André Derain, The Pier at L'Estaque, 1906, oil on canvas, private collection

In the summer of 1905, Henri Matisse and André Derain embarked on a creative partnership that would change the course of French painting. The two painters experimented with daring directions in energetic bursts of color, form, and structure that eventually led to a boldly inventive artistic language known as Fauvism (from the French fauve, or “wild beast”).

"Vertigo of Color" features many of the most celebrated works of Fauvism. The exhibition presents, for the first time in the United States, the legacy of that legendary summer through paintings, drawings, and watercolors by the two artists, on loan from national and international museums and private collections. Their evolving visual language grew from sensory experience of a moment in time, rather than reality.

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Image info: André Derain, The Pier at L'Estaque, 1906, oil on canvas, private collection

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WHERE

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005, USA
https://www.mfah.org/exhibitions/vertigo-of-color-matisse-derain-and-origins-of-fauvism

TICKET INFO

Free-$24

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