André Derain (1880-1954)
Charing Cross Bridge, London, 1906
oil on canvas
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
For anyone who doubts that you can learn things from comic books, I will admit that I had never heard of Fauvism before I encountered the term in Doom Patrol 29. I Granted, the comic itself didn't explain what Fauvism was, though the accompanying illustration suggested what a Fauvist painting might look like. But once I knew there was such a thing, I could easily look it up the next time I was at the library. (This was pre-Internet, understand.) Anyway, once I found out it existed and what it was, I decided I liked it. And lucky me, the National Gallery of Art has a very nice collection of Fauvist paintings, such as this one by André Derain.