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.