Sunday, February 28, 2021

HENRI LE SIDANER

 

Post 175 -by Gautam Shah

 SUNDAY Feature on ART of Architecture

Henri Eugène Augustin Le Sidaner (1862 -193) was a Post-impressionists painter of interiors and street scenes. After the turn of 1900s, Sidaner moved away from figurative painting to landscapes, gardens and interiors.

Sidaner new style was influenced through, Manet, Monet, etc. His interests, centered to the use of soft, delicate forms gleaming in the light of dusk. He first favoured a subdued use of colour and exploited the greys of various tones. He applied colours with uneven and dappled brushstrokes, to create mysterious atmospheric effects. Post WW-I, however, he relied less on gray, blue and pearled white, and began to contrast with greens, pinks, reds or purples.

Sidaner rarely painted figures, ‘preferring to create impressionistic moods through objects that imply human presence’. His sense of scene was very natural or intuitive, and stayed away from the technicalities of perspectives. He was often called an Intimist. He preferred to work in isolation be it as Étaples, Gerberoy or Paris. Sidaner used symbols. 






























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Sunday, February 21, 2021

ANDRÉ DERAIN

 

Post 174 -by Gautam Shah

SUNDAY Feature on ART of Architecture

André Derain (1880-1954) was a French artist, painter, sculptor, and co-founder of Fauvism with Henri Matisse and Maurice de Vlaminck. Derain had first lessons in painting in 1895, from an old friend of his father and Cézanne.

Derain is known for his innovative paintings of landscapes and city-scapes. Here he with bold black thick outlines, strong brushstrokes, and unrealistic mix of colours, transformed the depiction. And in spite of it, the nature remained important. Derain took liberties of creativity and self-expression.

Art critic Louis Vauxcelles, dubbed such art of grotesque colours as ‘les Fauves’ (the wild beasts), marking the start of the Fauvist movement.

Fauvism was a short-lived movement, lasting only five years until 1910. At Montmartre, Derain began to shift from Fauvist palette to more muted tones, showing the influence of Cubism and Paul Cézanne. He also helped shape Cubism with Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. By 1920s he was more into Neoclassical style. Derain later work features new subjects, including portraiture and still life.
































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HENRI LE SIDANER

  Post 175 -by Gautam Shah .    SUNDAY Feature on ART of Architecture Henri Eugène Augustin Le Sidaner (1862 -193) was a Post-impression...