Maurice Vlaminck


 French  Fauvist Painter

Artistically and stylistically influenced  the following painters and art movements  - Post-Impressionism

Education - Self-taught

Cause of Death - Old Age

 Good painting is like good cooking; it can be tasted, but not explained. -- Maurice de Vlaminck

  Desciption of Maurice Vlaminck's Painting Style

The prevailing characteristic of Maurice Vlaminck's work is brilliant colors, heavy lines and well constructed compositions. His skies are the most spectacular of any painter of his generation. During his fauvist period he favored a pallet of brilliant orange, greens and reds. As he matured he gravitated towards expressive realism and a cool blue palette. He avoided unnecessary detail, instead using dazzling color and strong lines to produce masterful compositions.  He felt the composition of colors was as vital as a painting's subject matter in communicating meaning. Maurice Vlaminck's work is high-keyed, exploratory and intense. He explored in his  art a new world of passion and vibrancy, but with a expressiveness and profound understanding of color.

Maters of the Fauve Style

 Raoul Dufy (1877-1953)

Maurice Vlaminck (1876-1958)

Matisse (1869-1954)

Henri Manguin (1874-1949)

Georges Braque (1882-1963)

 Franz Marc (1880-1916)

André Derain (1880-1954)

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