1906 – Edwardian Era Art
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In March 1906, the French art dealer Ambroise Vollard sent Derain to London. Whilst there he produced a series of paintings that was radically different from anything done by previous painters of the city.
Spencer Gore was a British painter and the first president of the Camden Town Group, He painted these pictures in 1906.
Georges Braque adopted the Fauvist style in 1906 after seeing their show the previous year.
Cézanne died of pneumonia in 1906 after getting caught in a storm whilst out painting. The following year, there was a retrospective of his work in Paris. The show had a real impact on the artists in Paris and ultimately led to Cubism.
Here are a couple of paintings of Mont Sainte-Victoire that he completed shortly before his death.
As Europe went for emotion and colour Stanhope Forbes, a British artist, and a founding member of the influential Newlyn school of painters continued on his own way.
Kirchner, along with Bleyl and two other architecture students, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff and Erich Heckel, had founded the artists group Die Brücke (“The Bridge”).went full out expressionist this year.
During this year the British artist William Rothenstein worked on a series of important paintings in the predominantly Jewish East End of London.
In this year Karl Schmidt added “Rottluff” to his surname. He spent the summer of that year on the island of Alsen, in the company of Emil Nolde. Here is one of his Expressionist paintings from that year.
Gustav Klimt painted this this wonderful portrait of Fritza Riedler in this year.
Kandinsky painted this picture of a ‘Couple Riding’ in this year.
Raoul Duffy painted his picture ‘Old Houses in Harfleur Harbour’ in this year. He had visited the ‘Fauvist’ exhibition the previous year and for the next few years painted in this style.
Walter Sickert was the leading realist painter in Britain at this time. He painted ‘The Nude’ in this year.
Samuel Peploe the Scottish Post-Impressionist painter was delivering these pictures in this year.
Philip Steer loved painting portraits and figure studies that made him a leading figure in the Impressionist movement in Britain but in time he turned to a more traditional English style. Here is a painting he did in 1906.
In September and October of 1906 the first group exhibition of the Die Brucke was held, which focused on the female nude. Here is their manifesto and poster from that ground breaking event.
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