Matisse and Derain: A study in contrasts
The New Criterion

James Panero reviews Vertigo of Color: Matisse, Derain, and the Origins of Fauvism at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. After setting the stage with a discussion of Michel Eugène Chevreul’s theory of contrasting color and its influence on impressionist and post-impressionist painting, Panero traces the story of Matisse and Derain working together in […]

Rik Wouters: A Retrospective
Studio International

Julie Beckers reviews Rik Wouters: A Retrospective at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, on view through July 2, 2017. Beckers writes: “[Wouter’s] colourful work is characterised by authentic and touchingly simple depictions without hidden iconographical messages. … Wouters’ strive to develop a strong interest for light in his depictions succeeds in […]