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The Port of Douarnenez (Translation) Le Port de Douarnenez (Primary Title)
Here Derain captures the grandeur of the landscape surrounding the French port of Douarnenez, located on the coast of Brittany, rather than exploring the expressive nature of color as he did in earlier Fauvist paintings. Despite his position as a leading avant-garde artist, Derain remained committed to traditional values and sought to create in his own art a modern version of old master painting.
Signed lower right: "Derain"
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon
“French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon,” VMFA, April 4, 1967-June 5, 1968