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The fauve look

The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux Collections

Curatorship: Olivier Le Bihan

The first exhibition in Portugal dedicated to Fauvism will be held at the Museu do Chiado – MNAC from 13th January. The exhibition contains a precious collection of major works from the Musée des Beaux-Artes de Bordeaux by artists such as Henri Matisse, Albert Marquet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Oskar Kokoscka, Auguste Chabaud, Chaïm Soutine, Jean Puy and Louis Valtat, which will be gracing the walls of the museum’s main rooms. With this exhibition, the museum will be commemorating the centenary of a defining moment in the history of world art: the Salon d’Automne of 1905, which the art critic Louis Vauxcelles termed cage aux fauves (cage of the wild animals), so perplexed was he by the offerings exhibited by some of the painters. The impact of the fauves, who were regarded as a group even though they had never described themselves as such, was due above all to a new way of looking at art: an appeal to the emotions and expressiveness through colour – the “pure art” ideal.
O Fauve Look in the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux Collection is curated by Olivier Le Bihan, director of the museum, and was on exhibition in Salamanca, at the Sala de Exposiciones da Caja Duero.

Auguste Chabaud
Jean Gabriel Domergue
Othon Friesz
Oskar Kokoschka
André Lhote
Albert Marquet
Henri Martin
Henri Matisse
Jean Puy
Pierre Auguste Renoir
Chaïm Soutine
Félix Vallotton
Louis Valtat

Works in exhibition

Olivier Le Bihan, director of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, with the collaboration of Alix Crouzet

Sala de Exposiciones de Caja Duero, Salamanca: 3rd November – 18th December 2005

Texts by Olivier Le Bihan and Françoise Garcia. Full reproduction of exhibited works accompanied by explanatory notes.

Caja Duero

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