Charing Cross Bridge, London, 1906
Take a look at this nifty cityscape... even an obviously industrial London scene can be beautiful in and of itself. Our surroundings, regardless of drear, have color. You can find it in a color photograph by upping the saturation and contrast levels to their furthest limit. Derain could see it and bring it to life.
Can anyone see any similarities between Dufy's style and the 1960s DePatie-Freleng cartoon art? Maybe that's why I love Dufy's work so much... the style pervaded my formative years of television viewing.
See how pure the color is! Matisse was the master of color. His vision inspires me every time I look at his work.
Any-hoo, I just thought I'd share some Fauvism with you today. Enjoy!