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Fauve Landscapes and City Views
The Fauves created paintings that seem to celebrate the pleasures of painting as much as the pleasures of life.
Pablo Picasso, The Reservoir, Horta de Ebro
Ostensibly a landscape, this painting has little to do with nature.
Salvador Dalí, The Persistence of Memory
Dalí wages war on the rational in this naturalistic landscape populated by strange objects.
Georges Braque, Le Viaduc à L’Estaque, (The Viaduct at L’Estaque)
An homage to Cézanne, but also a reaction to having seen Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, Braque is exploring.