Sunday February 16, 2020

Modernist masters

Ireland’s only Fauvist and one of its most notable Expressionists are among the artists who will go under the hammer at de Veres

13th March, 2015
Waves Breaking on the Shore, by Ireland’s only Fauvist, Roderic O’Conor

A master work by Ireland’s only Fauvist, Roderic O’Conor, is a headline lot at de Veres’ reconfigured premises this month.

Waves Breaking on the Shore, oil and watercolour, is one of O’Conor’s largest known paintings on paper. Measuring 47x61 centimetres it is expected to fetch €30,000-€40,000. Inspired by van Gogh, Gauguin and Cezanne, Fauvism was the first modern art movement to challenge tradition by using colour to project the artist’s...

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