Matisse was not the only fauve artist shown in Gallery H, but he was
probably the most familiar to New Yorkers, thanks in part to Stieglitz.
He also had the largest number of paintings in the gallery, since Kuhn had
worked hard to secure many of his works from the Second Post-Impressionist Exhibition in London. Henri Manguin, Albert Marquet (left), Charles Camoin,
Emile Charmy, and Georges Rouault were all
shown in Gallery H alongside Matisse, where most of the fauve work hung. A
fauve landscape by Georges Braque
could be seen in Gallery I as well, but former fauves Maurice Vlaminck
and Andre Derain were not represented by any of their early work. By 1908, many fauve artists had renewed their studies
of Cézanne's compositional
principles, which led Braque to the cubism of L'Affiche de Kubelick.
Othon Friesz and Pierre Girieud, who had also experimented with the
colors of fauvism prior to 1908, showed their regard for Cézanne (Landscape with Bathers, by
Gauguin (Homage to
Gauguin by Girieud). Most
of the fauve works exhibited at the show were
landscapes (like those by Marquet and Braque) and occasionally still
lifes. Beside these less controversial genres, Matisse's figure studies appeared to many critics as examples of overindulgent individualism.
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