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Andre Derain Paintings and quotes and biographical facts and information
Andre Derain is considered to be the greatest Fauvist painter. His work from the Fauvist period is brilliantly hued, light and airy. The artist asserted "Art must not be intelligent; art is a jouisance, an enjoyment." The prevailing characteristic of Andre Derain's work being vibrant colour and simplified forms. His fauvist landscapes express raw, unfettered passion. He felt the composition of colors was as important as a painting's subject matter to convey meaning.