The Centre Pompidou’s show takes us to the heart of the most vital, inventive and ambitious decade of painter André Derain’s career.
For the first retrospective of his work in more than 20 years, show curator Cécile Debray decided to explore his previously unseen archives – his photographs, collections of prints and artwork reproductions, writings and correspondence – and to shed light on his most iconic works from 1904 to 1914.
Close to Maurice de Vlaminck, Henri Matisse, Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, Derain was closely involved in the Fauvist and Cubist movements, and these seventy works reveal the astounding modernity of his output before his conversion to realism as a precursor of post-war New Objectivity.
11am to 9pm, 11pm Thursday. Until January 29, 2018.