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Sunlight on Water

Artist:
Maurice de Vlaminck (French, Paris 1876–1958 Reuil-La-Gadelière)
Date:
1905
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
15 1/16 x 18 in. (38.2 x 45.7 cm) Frame: 25 1/4 x 28 5/8 x Depth 4 1/4 in. (64.1 x 72.7 x 10.8 cm.)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.220
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Maurice de Vlaminck was at the center of an avantgarde
movement known as Fauvism. Fauve, meaning
“wild beast,” characterized a group of painters closely
linked to Henri Matisse, and who flourished in France
in the early years of the twentieth century. Fauve
painters rejected the Impressionist technique and
modulated color in favor of bold brushstrokes and a
highly keyed palette. In the first decade of the last
century, Vlaminck shared a studio with fellow Fauve
André Derain in Chatou, a suburb northwest of Paris.
Sunlight on Water is one of his many canvases to
explore light and atmosphere, and its collateral colors,
in local settings.
Signature: Signed (lower left): Vlaminck
Ambroise Vollard, Paris; Ed. Troester, Switzerland; Galerie Beyeler, Basel; acquired from the Lock Galleries, New York (as Reflets au Soleil, 1905-6), by Robert Lehman, New York, January 1961.
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