The avant-garde of the beginning of the century is in the spotlight at the Centre Pompidou until next January. As the last days of the David Hockney retrospective approach, the Centre Pompidou is devoting a major exhibition to the Frenchman André Derain. “André Derain 1904 – 1914. The Radical Decade” traces the artist’s career over the ten years preceding the First World War. What Gertrude Stein called “Christopher Columbus of modern art” is today celebrated as one of the founders of fauvism alongside Henri Matisse. Thus the inauguration of the exhibition dedicated to this major artist of the 20th century did not fail to move some great names. Among them, the artists of all generations Jacques Villeglé and Hélène Delprat, but also Nathalie Rykiel, the Minister of Culture Audrey Azoulay or M. Nicolas Sarkozy who made a remarkable appearance, no doubt came to immerse himself in the vibrant landscapes of the artist.

Photos: Robin Buchholz
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