Maurice de Vlaminck, a Fauve Instinct: Paintings from 1900-15 on View at Caixaforum Barcelona

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Maurice de Vlaminck - Tugboat on the Seine, Chatou, 1906 - Courtesy of Brown University

BARCELONA.- CaixaForum Barcelona, “la Caixa”
Community Projects opened Maurice de Vlaminck, a Fauve Instinct: Paintings from
1900 to 1915. This is the first Spanish exhibition of works by this artist, who
is key in terms of the renewal of European avant-garde painting at the beginning
of the 20th century, and arrives to Barcelona after being shown at CaixaForum
Madrid.
With this exhibition, “la Caixa” Community Projects aims to
make the general public aware of the pioneers of art at the beginning of the
20th century, in the same way as it has done recently with exhibitions of works
by Alphonse Mucha and Gustav Klimt. These artists created art that was free from
the shackles of realist painting conventions, seeking essential colours and
volumes. On exhibition through 18 October, 2009.