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André Derain, Charing Cross Bridge, London, 1906, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, John Hay Whitney Collection

Charing Cross Bridge, London, Derain (Verbal Description)

This work is typical of the Fauvist style, which Derain developed alongside Henri Matisse, featuring vibrant and unblended colors. This scene was painted when Derain visited London and captured similar subjects to those Monet had famously painted just a few years previously, though Derain’s color palette and perspective on the scenes contrast sharply with the impressionist master’s work.