André Derain
Drying the Sails. 1905

The picture was painted at Collioure, a small sea town in the south of France, and is also known under the name Fishing Boats. The artist's liberated manner is seen in the bright colours and freely applied brushstrokes that leave patches of priming and canvas uncovered. The painting was shown at the famous Fauvist exhibition in the 1905 Salon d'Automne and acquired by Ivan Morozov shortly afterwards.

André Derain

1880–1954