André Derain
The Old Quarter in Cagnes. 1910

The landscape shows the mediaeval quarter in the town of Cagnes and was painted around 1910. Derain turns to mediaeval French architecture, combining adherence to tradition and a feeling for the spirit of the place with new plastic experiments. The crystal-shaped forms of the old architecture in the mountain landscape reminiscent of the geometrical forms of Cubism.

André Derain

1880–1954