"Love Wood - P.c.briaudeau (1869-1944)"Fawn landscape measuring 61X46 cm (measure without the frame) representing a forest: the love wood in Brittany, a work of 1916 signed lower left.
BRIAUDEAU Paul Charles born in 1869 in Nantes. Died in 1944 in Chantenay.
Painter of figures, landscapes, still lifes. He was a student of the painter Luc Olivier Merson. He exhibited in Paris at the Salon des Artistes Français from 1894, then at the Salon of the National Society of Fine Arts from 1898, at the Salon of Independent Artists from 1900 and at the Salon d'Automne in 1909. The Fauvism is an artistic current of painting which began in France in 1905. In 1905, The Salon d'Automne was a scandal because of the pure and violent colors on the canvases grouped together in the same room. The word "fauve" comes from Louis Vauxcelles, a journalist who compares this room to a cage for wild animals. This word, which was at the beginning pejorative, is adopted by the painters of this artistic current. The leader of Fauvism is Henri Matisse. Fauvism consists of translating what the artist thinks and feels about what he paints (emotions for example). The colors are particularly bright, pure, warm and the shapes are simple. Each artist adds a particular character to this artistic movement (plan effect for example).