XIX - XXth century sculptures

DERAIN André (1880-1954)

He was one of the main actors of Fauvism and would carve in stones strange caryatids. His works where human faces are represented are often assimilated to antic arts or primitive arts. He also executed bas-reliefs in Gauguin's style, a sculpted bed for Vollard and plates or vases in Fauve decorations. To this, he added tragedy masks in lead ans sheet metal inspired from his primitive arts collection. Because he became a famous painter, he put aside his sculpture activities only to start them again in the years 1930. Henceforth, he mostly proceded through modelling, with the theme close to the Aegean art.