Artist in Her Studio
Charles Camoin ( French, 1879 - 1965 )
Along with Henri Matisse, Charles Camoin was among the group of young artists who exhibited in Paris at the historic Salon d’Automne of 1905. Coined fauves (wild beasts) by the art critic Louis Vauxcelles, these audacious painters were united by their broad application of bright, unmixed colors. Although Camoin’s palette in this painting is relatively subdued, his schematic rendering of the subject—fellow painter Emilie Charmy—through flat patches of color is characteristic of the Fauvist style.
Nicole Myers, DMA label copy, 2017.