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!!”

Happy Birthday Vlaminck!

Today is the birthday of Fauvist artist Maurice Vlamink.   I have written a little about him here in my ‘art quote’ section here.  He is an interesting fellow.  Jack of all trades,Vlamink (b. 1876 -1962 Paris, France) tried many styles including  Fauvism  but settled on an Expressionistic style. Vlamink was an instinctual artist, self-taught.  Being broughtContinue reading “Happy Birthday Vlaminck!”

Happy Birthday Dear Marc Chagall!

It’s Marc Chagall’s birthday today!.  He was born in Belarus (then Russia) in 1887 – 1986.  Chagall was a Modernist and a world respected Jewish artist.  He also designed stained glass for Reims cathedral,  and memorial ceilings, he was also a print maker and worked in many different mediums. Chagall  had his own unique style ofContinue reading “Happy Birthday Dear Marc Chagall!”