Friday, February 1, 2013

The Fauves: Charles Camoin

Charles Camoin (French, 1879–1965)

Le Clocher de Saint Tropez et la Conche (1905)


Harbour of Cassis with Two Tartanes, ca. 1905


Charles Camoin - Sailboat in Port, circa 1912


Village Street in Collioure (1912)


Chat before an open window


St. Tropez


Small Farmhouse with Two Trees (also known as The Farmhouse in the Vineyards), circa 1950


The Harbor at Menton, 1956


Paris La Seine au quai des Grands-Augustins  (1959) 
oil on canvas. 27.2 x 35.2 cm


Gairaut (1958)


Window overlooking the Port of Saint-Tropez - the Artist’s Studio  - circa 1963

Charles Camoin (1879–1965) was a French painter associated with the Fauves.
Born in Marseille, France, Camoin met Henri Matisse in Gustave Moreau's class at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Matisse and his friends (including Camoin, Henri Manguin, Albert Marquet, Georges Rouault, André Derain and Maurice de Vlaminck), formed the original group of artists labeled the Fauves (meaning "the wild beasts") for their wild, expressionist-like use of color.
source: wikipedia