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Fauvism and the Scottish Colorists

Ever heard of the Scottish Colorists? They painted in the style of Fauvism. Les Fauves (French for “the wild beasts”), a loose group of early twentieth-century modern artists whose works emphasized painterly qualities and strong color over the representational or realistic values retained by Impressionism.

While Fauvism as a style began around 1900 and continued beyond 1910, the movement as such lasted only a few years, 1904–1908, and had three exhibitions. The leaders of the movement were Henri Matisse and André Derain. This description I copied from Wikipedia.

I have been more and more attracted to the fauvism style. Especially Kees van Dongen and the Scottish colorists of which I have seen a documentary. The colorful portraits of women with great hats and flowers.
Here below a few of my favorites.

Scottish Colorists

Cadell Scottish Colorist

Scottish Colorists

Renoir – Intimacy

Not to be missed the upcoming exhibiton Renoir: Intimacy – from 18 October 2016 to 22 January 2017 in El Museo de Arte Thyssen in Madrid comprising more than 70 works by the artist, loaned from museums and collections world-wide, explaining to us the way Renoir used his talent to illustrate intimacy.
If you can not make it to Madrid not to worry the exhibition will subsequently be shown at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao from 7 February to 15 May 2017.

La Promenade Renoir

Salvador Dali

A genius, a great artist, i really enjoyed visiting the museum in Figueres and later on the day visiting Cadaques where you can go into Dali’s fascinating house in the most idyllic place you can imagine, right on the beach. Great day out!

Salvador Dali