Vertigo of Color: Matisse, Derain, and the Origins of Fauvism | The Met
André Derain. Woman with a Shawl, Madame Matisse in a Kimono, 1905.
Oil on canvas. Private collection, courtesy of Nevill Keating Pictures, London.
© 2023 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Exhibition Dates: October 13, 2023–January 21, 2024
Exhibition Location: the Museum's main entrance at 82nd Street and Fifth Avenue
Henri Matisse (1869–1954) and André Derain (1880–1954) embarked on a creative partnership in the summer of 1905 that would change the course of French painting. The two painters daringly experimented with energetic bursts of color, form, and structure, the outcome of which led to a bold, new artistic language known as Fauvism (from the French fauve, or “wild beast”). Vertigo of Color: Matisse, Derain, and the Origins of Fauvism will present, for the first time in the United States, the legacy of that legendary summer in 65 paintings, drawings, and watercolors by Matisse and Derain on loan from national and international museums and private collections.