Shown in the picture is the painting "London Bridge" by André Derain, an oil on canvas, 1906, Fauvism. This painting of Derain is one for thirty which focus on items of interest concerning the city of London, England and the River Thames.

With this work and others, critics and fans of Derain's art, who have attended art exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, have stated that Derain distinctly used warm and cool colors to express noise and activity in paintings such as "London Bridge". Experts concluded that the artist saw parts of the city as a calm and cozy place. It was observed that Derain used contrasting colors to express depth, action, and an orderly arrangement of different objects as seen from different perspectives. He painted warm colors in the foreground and transitioned to cool colors in the background. It was specifically said about "London Bridge", "Derain created an aerial perspective and in doing so helped unify simple shapes by using conflicting colors."

André Derain (born June 1880 in Chatou, France—died September 1954 in Garches in Paris, France) was a French painter, sculptor, printmaker, and designer who was a principal Fauvists. He studied painting in Paris at the Académie Carriere from 1898 to 1899. He associated with Maurice de Vlaminck, whom he met in 1900, and with Henri Matisse, a fellow student at the Académie Carriere. Together with these two painters, Derain became a major exponent of Fauvism from 1905—1908.

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