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 Georges Braque!

Le Viaduct de L’ Estaque   Georges Braque b. Paris, France (1882-1963) was a  painter, collagist and draughtsman, sculptor and printmaker. His major contribution to  Art History is through Cubisim, which he founded and developed alongside   his close association with  Picasso during the 1908-1912 period. Houses at de L’Estaque He also participated in Fauvism andContinue reading “Happy Birthday Georges Braque!”

Raiders of the Lost Art

unbelievable!  You wouldn’t think there was many more paintings by famous artists to be discovered would you?  But 140 works by modern artists are being put up for auction.  They were found in a Paris Bank vault in 1979 and neglected for all this time, belonged to art dealer Ambroise Vollard.  Read about it here There’sContinue reading “Raiders of the Lost Art”