John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
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Art on Sunday: Charing Cross Bridge, London

I got such a strong positive response to the Artistic Advent project that I've decided to keep doing it. Each Sunday, I'll post a work of art here in my journal. And here's the first one:

André Derain (1880-1954)
Charing Cross Bridge, London, 1906
oil on canvas
André Derain, Charing Cross Bridge, London
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.

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