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14 9.9 (8)

The Dance  1906

by André Derain

This painting, by Fauve painter Andre Derain shows the use of bold colours and patterns to separate the colour of a subject from its descriptive functions. Andre Derain looked into the meanings behind the colours and the effect they have on emotions. He was one of the leading Fauve painters and was known to work closely with Matisse.
6 7/8 × 10 1/4 in 17.5 × 26 cm
Oil on canvas
André Derain / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / Erich Lessing / Art Resource, NY