Art must not be intelligent; art is a jouisance, an enjoyment.
Andre Derain
French artist, painter, sculptor and co-founder of Fauvism with Henri Matisse.

André_Derain,_photograph_published_in_Gelett_Burgess,_The_Wild_Men_of_Paris,_Architectural_Record,_May_1910,_sculpture-Nu_debout_(Standing_Woman),_1907May, 1910


“I do not innovate. I transmit.”

Charing Cross Bridge

“We were always intoxicated with color, with words that speak of color, and with the sun that makes colors live.”

INH-373606 - © - INTERFOTOView of Cagnes, 1910

“The substance of painting is light.”

Music by Andre Derain

Andre Derain had an eye infection which damaged his sight. He died a year later, after being hit by a car.


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