Take a look at André Derain’s “Charing Cross Bridge, London” from 1906

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Take a look at André Derain’s “Charing Cross Bridge, London” from 1906

Take a look at André Derain’s “Charing Cross Bridge, London” from 1906

Take a look at André Derain’s “Charing Cross Bridge, London” from 1906. Where is your eye drawn first?
We see the city at work. It’s aggressive, jostling. There is a battle of colors, and different types of brushstrokes compete for our attention. Perhaps Derain was attempting to convey something about London itself. By rendering the landscape in high-keyed colors far removed from reality, he shows the city as a series of nearly abstract shapes.

Shared by ngadc (National Gallery of Art) and selected for Art.

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