André Derain, L'Estaque , 1905
A masterpiece of modern art, Rue de Murnau painted in 1908 by the so-called "inventor of abstraction": Wassily Kandinsky.
A very rare work by Frank Auerbach.
Born in April 1931 in Berlin, in 1939 his Jewish parents, to avoid the situation in Germany, sent him to a school for refugees in Kent, England. This was the last contact he had with his parents, he was then 8 years old.
After the 2nd World War, he played in small roles in several London theaters. He became a British citizen in 1947 and took painting lessons at the Hampstead Garden Suburb Institute then, at St. Martin's School of Art.
He meets Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud who will paint his portrait. He is recognized in the art world, but in the face of success, he finds it difficult to paint, in 2 years he only makes 10 drawings and no paintings.
A painting by Thierry Lefort, a rare small format, 200 Road Hill , 40.5 x 50.5 cm. Oil on canvas.
Paul Sérusier, Ferme Jaune au Pouldu, 1890.
In 1888, Sérusier arrived in Pont-Aven in Brittany, a city popular with French and foreign artists. There, Sérusier's attention is drawn to a group of artists who crowd around Emile Bernand and Paul Gauguin. Gauguin encouraged the young painter to free himself from the constraints of imitative painting, to use pure colors, not to hesitate to exaggerate his impressions and to give the painting its own decorative logic and symbolism.
Milton Avery, Automne, 1944.
Milton Avery (1893 - 1965) was born in Sand Bank, New York. He studied at the Connecticut League of Art Students in Hartford, then worked in an insurance company until 1924. He moved to New York in 1925.
He has his first personal exhibition in 1928 in New York. Milton Avery's interest in French Fauvism and German Expressionism led him to develop a simplified formal language distinguished by clarity of lines and an expressive palette. His first drawings from the 1930s are close to the work of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.
Milton Avery interprets Matisse's decorative colored surfaces and paves the way for Mark Rothko's Color Field.
A prolific painter, graphic designer and ceramist, Milton Avery received numerous awards from American art institutions before his death in 1965, although he only really achieved fame posthumously. He is recognized today as one of the most influential American artists of the 20th century.
Maurice de Vlaminck, devilish beast, Les arbres rouges, 1906.
Georges Braque, more fawn than fawn!
1901 for this painting by Vassily Kandinsky
August Mack, Maison dans le jardin, 1914.
August Macke (1887 - 1914) is one of the main members of the German expressionist group "Der Blaue Reiter". He lived through a particularly innovative era for German art which saw the development of the main German expressionist movements as well as the arrival of the successive avant-gardes which were forming in the rest of Europe, including Fauvism.
André Derain, Collioure , 1905