MATISSE AND THE FAUVES

20 September 2013 - 12 January 2014
André Derain
Henri Matisse, 1905

In the autumn of 2013, the Albertina will be presenting around 160 works by Henri Matisse and the fauvists. Most of the works of the young artists, who art critics at the time compared with "fauves" ("wild animals"), are available to view for the first time ever in Vienna and Central Europe. Henri Matisse was the head and the spokesman of the fauves. Together with his group of artists, he caused a stir in 1905 at the 3rd Paris Autumn Salon. Their paintings literally roared from the walls. The public was appalled by the violent, apparently hastily applied brush strokes and the colourful, intensely luminous colours. The motif was secondary; what counted was expression. In addition to the famous paintings, the exhibit demonstrates that Matisse and the fauves also strived for expression and intensity in their bronzes, ceramics, stone sculptures and furniture. Fauvism lasted only two years, but was, as the first avant garde movement of the 20th century, of epochal significance for the development of Modernity.

 

Picture Gallery

 

André Derain

The Pool of London, 1906/07 
Henri Matisse

Still Life with Red Carpet, 1906 
Henri Matisse

The Open Window, 1905 
Henri Matisse

The Serf, 1900-1904 (cast ca. 1912) 
 
Henri Matisse

Parrot Tulips, 1905 
Henri Matisse

The Roofs of Collioure, 1905 
André Derain

The Golden Age, ca. 1905 
Henri Matisse

La Moulade, 1905/06 
 
Henri Matisse

Gipsy Woman, 1905/06 
Henri Matisse

Marguerite Reading, ca. 1906 
André Derain

Collioure, 1905 
André Derain

The Girls, 1905/06 
 
André Derain

Big Ben, 1906/07 
Georges Rouault

Aunt Sallys (The Wedding of Nini-patte-en-l'air) 
Albert Marquet

Posters at Trouville, 1906 
Maurice de Vlaminck

André Derain, 1906 
 
Maurice de Vlaminck

Pond at Ursine near Chaville, 1905 
Georges Braque

Seascape, 1906 
Georges Braque

Seated Nude Combing Her Hair, 1906 
Robert Delaunay

Nudes with Ibises, 1907 
 
Kees van Dongen

The Gypsy (The Curious Girl), ca. 1910/11 
Raoul Dufy

The Fourteenth of July at Le Havre (Street Decked with Flags), 1906 
Raoul Dufy

The Beach at Sainte‑Adresse, 1906 
Henri Manguin

The Prints, 1905  
 
Louis Valtat

The Red Rocks at Agay, 1903 

 

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