It’s Maurice De Vlaminck’s Birthday – Raw Power

Maurice de Vlaminck (b. 1876-1958 Paris, France). was one of the original founders of a group of artists called the Fauvists. The small group of artists, whose members included Henry Matisse and Andre Derain used pure of vibrant colour, this caused them to be named ‘Fauves’ (wild beasts) by art critic Louis Vauxcelles after seeingContinue reading “It’s Maurice De Vlaminck’s Birthday – Raw Power”

Dinner Time!

The time never seems the time lately. I seem to have had more time to blog before I retired. I really can’t work it out at all. I really must handle time more efficiently and set time aside to blog again. I think I’ve made yet another start on my other blog (Bookstains) with aContinue reading “Dinner Time!”

Chairs with Satitude

More reasons to be chairful, especially on this rainy miserable day. AKA as any excuse to indulge my curiosity for weird and playful chairs. ‘Some people say that knowledge is sat in your lap’ (Kate Bush). Lap that wisdom up by trying out this bronze and mixed media ‘Man chair’ by Ruth Franken (1924-2006) ThisContinue reading “Chairs with Satitude”

Happy Birthday Maurice de Vlaminck!!

French artist Maurice de Vlaminck (1876-1958) was one of the main figures of the Fauve movement. The Fauvists included Andre Derain and Henri Matisse amongst their members. The Fauvists (‘wild beasts’) were known for their use of intense colour which at the time, was quite innovative (1904 – 1908). Vlaminck was a very interesting artistContinue reading “Happy Birthday Maurice de Vlaminck!!”