Thursday, March 7, 2013

French Fauvisme: Louis Valtat

Louis Valtat (French, 1869 – 1952)

On the Boulevard, 1893

The Flower Garden (1893)


The Port, 1900 c.


Woman Seated in a Garden, 1925

Bouquet of Poppies, Zinnias and Snap Dragons, circa 1939


Les glaieuls à la cruche provençale [Gladioli in a Provencal crock], c.1940. 
Oil on canvas, 81.1 x 65 cm.


Les Blés En Normandie

Louis Valtat (8 August 1869 – 2 January 1952) was a French painter and printmaker associated with the Fauves ("the wild beasts", so named for their wild use of color), who first exhibited together in 1905 at the Salon d'Automne. He is noted as a key figure in the stylistic transition in painting from Monet to Matisse.