Famend French painter, Maurice de Vlaminck (April 4, 1876 – October 11, 1958) was a multifaceted artist, who was born in a musicians’ household in Paris. Shortly after starting his profession as a violinist and knowledgeable bicycle owner, he had a stint with the navy. Following this, he began with portray and writing. Vincent Van Gogh was the first affect on his preliminary type of portray. Vlaminck’s early works belonged to the ‘Impressionist’ style. He briefly experimented with ‘Cubism,’ and after attempting his fingers with ‘Put up-Fauvism’ & ‘Realism,’ he developed an ‘Expressionist’ type of portray. Amongst his main works is “The River Seine at Chatou,” created within the 12 months 1906.
“The River Seine at Chatou,” by Maurice is a piece of oil paint on 82.6 cm x 101.9 cm canvas. It at present types part of the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Assortment at the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork, New York, USA. From the 12 months 1901 onwards, Vlaminck was in shut affiliation with Henry Matisse, Claude Monet, and Andre Derain. Across the 12 months 1906, was the time when Matisse and Derain have been nurturing ‘Fauvism’ in its nascent stage. Due to this fact, ‘Fauvism’ had a telling affect on Maurice’s artwork. This masterwork, “The River Seine at Chatou,” was a distinguished forerunner of ‘Fauvism,’ with its daring, however small brushstrokes. He made a beneficiant use of pure and deep, predominantly, main colours – crimson, blue, and yellow. Nonetheless, it options colour blends and graded tones, greater than the later ‘Fauvist’ works.
Chatou was a small village, located at the financial institution of River Seine, close to Paris that caught the flamboyant of many painters of these instances. There’s a slim patch of land located within the waters of The Seine, often called Île de Chatou. It was probably the purpose from the place Maurice de Vlaminck captured the view for “The River Seine at Chatou.” The river within the middle covers virtually one-third of the body. On the precise facet, orange-crimson bushes are portrayed on the hardly seen yellow patch of Île de Chatou. Within the entrance, there’s a small yellow mast boat, alongside the seen tip of a crimson, maybe, an even bigger boat. The crimson-roofed huts are seen in direction of the inside of the portray, farther away from the viewer. Their view is partially lined by a darkish blue and a crimson boat of medium dimension. The sky is about within the dramatic ‘Fauvist’ paints of blue, white, pink, and grey. Its reflection within the waters under provides them its personal taste. Total, the topic of “The River Seine at Chatou” is a typical scene at the village, imbued with the maverick great thing about ‘Fauvism!’