Bagpipes Bagpiper

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The Bagpiper, 1910-1911

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Although Derain had helped found Fauvism and had been an early adherent of Cubism, he increasingly fell away from both aesthetics, feeling their obsession with technique had supplanted the content of their work. Derain, instead, began to turn toward the Old Masters, even as he kept pace with the spirit of his own time. Thus, while The Bagpiper at Camiers owes much to Cézanne in color, brushwork and composition, a great debt to the Old Masters is also evident, especially the arcadian scenes peopled with shepherds and musicians by Titian, and Derain's countryman, Claude Lorrain. The Bagpiper at Camiers became one of Derain's best known pre-war pictures and its lyrical and romantic feeling established him as an artist in the "grand tradition" of large formats and timeless subjects.

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Andre Dérain, The Bagpiper at Camiers (#942)
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Title
The Bagpiper
Artist Life
1880 - 1954
Role
Artist
Accession Number
61.36.10
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Bagpipes Bagpiper

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