|Charing Cross Bridge, London by Andre Derain (1906)|
“A painting is merely a snapshot that endures," said an art connoisseur.
French artist André Derain, painted many 'snapshots' of London bridges, in particular the bridge at Charing Cross, a London thoroughfare close to Trafalgar Square and the present Houses of Parliament, and which takes its name from the Eleanor Cross erected in the thirteenth century by King Edward I in memory of his wife Eleanor of Castile.
Derain was part of an art movement known as fauvists, or wild beasts, a derisive term given them by a low-minded critic who did not appreciate their use of unnatural colours.
|Pont de Charing Cross by Andre Derain.|
|Charing Cross Bridge by Andre Derain (1905-6)|
|London Bridge by Andre Derain (1906)|