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Bruton Art Society Talk/Workshop: Paint like Les Fauves

November 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


“Paint like the Fauves” – a talk/workshop with Sally Ridout – Apply to the Bookings Officer by 1st November. The fee for this event is £10

This one day talk/workshop is a flagship idea for a possible permanent fixture on the BAS Workshop calendar based around the History of European Painting in the 20th Century. If successful it will be on offer again in the 2023 Programme.

Sally is on the Committee of the Bruton Art Society and organises the Workshop Programme. She is a retired Art Teacher of 40 years and a practicing painter herself. She specialised in Art and the History of Art for her Teaching Diploma in South Africa and gained an Advanced Diploma in Curriculum Development in Art Education at the University of Wales, Cardiff.

The Fauves:

In 1905, Louis Vauxcelles the art critic, on seeing a traditional ‘Renaissance’ sculpture surrounded by the brightly coloured and uninhibited bold paintings of a group of new artists at the Salon d’Automne in Paris, is quoted of saying to Henri Matisse, who was one of the artists exhibiting and considered to be the leading force behind this new style, that it was like “Donatello au milieu des fauves !” ‘Donatello amongst the wild beasts’.

So the the term “Fauvism” came into being.

During the day we will be looking at the work of :

Henri Matisse

Andre Derain

Maurice de Vlaminck

Kees Van Dongen

– – – – and then we will paint, applying the paint straight from the tube ( if possible! ) with bold brushstrokes and flat areas of colour using the ‘Fauvist’ style and palette. Sounds like fun?

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

Andre Derain


November 8
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Bruton Art Society
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