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Charles Camoin: Un fauve en liberte/The Free Fauve

Charles Camoin: Un fauve en liberte/The Free Fauve

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Charles Camoin: Un fauve en liberte/The Free Fauve

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Exhibition Catalog

Musee de Montmartre-Jardins Renoir, Paris, 2022. Published in association with Editions In Fine, Paris.

176 pp. Well illustrated (chiefly col.). 27 x 19 cm. Bilingual in English and French. Paperbound.

ISBN 9782382030615

This exhibition of around 100 works sheds light on the bonds that this Fauve painter, born in Marseille, forged with the French capital and the artists of the butte of Montmartre. Discovering his art means embracing the "exclusive love of colour" that he shared with Matisse, Marquet, and Manguin. It also means identifying his more somber phases and profound doubts, which led him to destroy almost eighty of his pictures in 1914—a truly radical act for an artist. But he also experienced a profound pleasure in painting "colored sensations and the life they convey". He painted these sensations spontaneously and sincerely, executing highly worked paintings and others that were sketched. This was the emergence of a form of painting that was free, the fruit of "a sincerity that expressed itself directly, something like falling in love or a cry from the heart" in the words of the artist. The exhibition is a tribute to an artist who devoted his life to what he did best: capturing beauty and turning it into a symphony of colors on canvas.

Subject Headings: Eastern and Western European Art ; Western Art -- France -- 1900-1945 -- Painting --

Artist(s): Camoin, Charles

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