Two Fauves visit Fauve exhibit


While in France, Ken Christensen had the pleasure of reuniting with fellow New Fauve, Pierre Mori. They enjoyed several visits and marvelous lunches together to get caught up and discuss art. Coincidentally there was a major retrospective of Henry Manguin, one of the greatest of the original Fauves at the Impressionist Museum in Giverny (also the site of Monet's home and garden). They visited the exhibit accompanied by Pierre's wife, René and Ken's daughter, Laura. The exhibit was very large, filling the museum and showing around one hundred paintings, including drawings and watercolors. There were most of the famous large pieces as well as many rarely seen. The exhibit was stunning and a fresh inspiration to these two New Fauves.