ALBERT MARQUETFrench 1875 - 1947

ALBERT MARQUETFrench 1875 - 1947

Marquet was amongst the Fauvist painters who participated in the Salon d’Automne of 1905, thus launching Fauvism and its radical approach to colour into the history of art. In contrast to Matisse’s brilliant reds and the violent energy of de Vlaminck, Marquet used pure pigment to capture heat and light. His glowing landscape paintings, such as the present work, most palpably illustrate Marquet’s affinity with Fauvism. His work can be found in numerous international public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Hermitage and the Musée d'Art modern in Paris.