Saturday, July 17, 2010

André Derain's Studio

The photos below are of André Derain's studio in Chambourcy, France as he left it in 1954. I am entranced with his studio space and thought I might share it here. I find the light quality and the room's green washed walls mesmerizing. The room is chalked full of exotic and domestic objects - all beautiful to behold but somewhat lost in the scatter of a creative process. Hope you enjoy!




Above: The Artist and His Family, 1939.

Photos scanned from Artist's Houses by Gerard-Georges Lemaire

5 comments:

Pink Frenchie said...

What an intriguing post! Derain has always been underappreciated in my opinion, always overshadowed by the other Fauves like Matisse. Seeing his work space here is inspiring and wonderful!

Zaira said...

Hi! I just found your blog, and so happy I have!!! I will follow you by.... Have a happy weekend xx

creekside rummager said...

Rich with color and texture and interest. Thanks.

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, stunning! I dream of a working loft like this, just gorgeous! Oh, my! Enjoy your weekend! XO!

24 Corners said...

I love seeing where artists and writers created their works...what an amazing space....and you have an amazing blog by the way, the images you find are such an escape...very fun to explore and get lost in (kinda like going to Anthro)! xo J~