Sunday, February 10, 2013

Collioure, the Fauve group


 Albert Marquet - Vue de Collioure

Charles Camoin (1879-1965) - Village Street in Collioure, 1912


André Derain - Le phare de Collioure (1905)

André  Derain - Collioure, the Village and the Ocean (1905)


 Henri Matisse - Collioure, 1905


 Henri Martin - Boats near Collioure, circa 1910

André Derain - Fishing Boats, Collioure


Maurice de Vlaminck, Collioure , 1941

In the early 20th century Collioure became a center of artistic activity, with several Fauve artists making it their meeting place. André Derain, Georges Braque, Othon Friesz, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, James Dickson Innes and Tsuguharu Fujita have all been inspired by Collioure's royal castle, medieval streets, its lighthouse converted into the church of Notre-Dame-des-Anges and its typical Mediterranean bay.



 Othon Friesz - The Pont de Grenelle, Paris, 1901


Othon Friesz  - The Pont Neuf, Paris, 1902


James Dickson Innes - The Spurs of Arenig, 1912