How These Moden Artists Ignited a Colour Revolution

The “wild” painters of Paris who kick-started 20th-century art

Christopher P Jones

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Femme au chapeau (Woman with a Hat) (1905) by Henri Matisse. Oil on canvas. 80.56 × 59.69 cm. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California, U.S. Exhibited at the 1905 Salon d’Automne. Image source Wikipedia

“I did not want to follow a conventional way of painting,” recounted the artist Maurice de Vlaminck. “I felt a tremendous urge to re-create a new world seen through my own eyes, a world which was entirely mine.”

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