Albert Marquet, friend of Matisse and great landscape painter: a fascinating voyage in the most evocative places of the Mediterranean.
A friend of Matisse, Albert Marquet (1875-1947) participated with him in the fauve adventure, becoming one of the most daring painters of his day. His rare sensitivity, however, led him to abandon fauvism and become a great landscape painter, a master of subtle harmonies. Marquet devoted most of his work to landscape, with particular focus on the Mediterranean regions: seascapes, the French coast, from Collioure to Menton, Saint-Tropez to Marseilles, Sète to Toulon, but also Naples, Venice, Morocco, Tunisia and Algiers which, after Paris, was his favorite place. The catalogue of the retrospective held in Lodève in 1998, published in French, features over 100 works, some never before shown, from museums and private collections all over the world. The book also contains interesting critical essays.