Vlaminck, Maurice de

born April 4, 1876, Paris, France
died Oct. 11, 1958, Rueil-la-Gadelière

French painter.

Noted for his brash temperament as well as his flair for landscapes, he began in 1900 to share a studio with André Derain, a friend from childhood. In 1905 he first exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants. His experiments with pure, intense colour applied in thick daubs earned him an association with Fauvism, but by 1908 he had turned to painting landscapes of thickly applied whites, grays, and deep blues, and his style moved closer to that of Paul Cézanne. He began с 1915 to develop a personal, strongly stated style that placed him solidly in the realm of French Expressionism.

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▪ French artist
born April 4, 1876, Paris, France
died October 11, 1958, Rueil-la-Gadelière

      French painter who was one of the creators of the painting style known as Fauvism.

      Vlaminck was noted for his brash temperament and broad interests; he was at various times a musician, actor, racing cyclist, and novelist. He was also a self-taught artist who proudly shunned academic training, aside from drawing lessons. In 1900 Vlaminck met the painter André Derain (Derain, André) during a train accident, and the two shared a studio from 1900 to 1901.

      In 1901 Vlaminck saw an exhibition of the paintings of the Post-Impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh (Gogh, Vincent van), and like Derain and many other young artists, he was struck by van Gogh's powerful brushwork and use of intense, nonnaturalistic colours. That same year, Derain introduced Vlaminck to Henri Matisse (Matisse, Henri). Vlaminck was soon experimenting with pure, intense colour drawn straight from the tube and applied in thick daubs. He exhibited with Matisse and Derain in 1905 at the Salon des Indépendants and at the controversial group show at the Salon d'Automne. It was at the latter exhibition that the critic Louis Vauxcelles called these artists fauves (“wild beasts”); he considered their canvases of bold colour, applied in a spontaneous and impulsive manner, too unrefined. Vlaminck usually preferred a palette of primary colours, as seen in Tugboat on the Seine, Chatou (1906).

      Impressed by a retrospective exhibition of Paul Cézanne (Cézanne, Paul)'s paintings in 1907, Vlaminck began to emulate the Post-Impressionist artist's work. He adopted a more subdued palette and turned to painting landscapes with solid compositions. After World War I he left Paris and moved to the countryside, where he painted rural scenes in a dramatic yet mannered style. Vlaminck also continued to write poetry, fiction, and memoirs, and he illustrated a number of books.

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