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Fauvism

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Maddy Payne

on 10 September 2013

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André Derain, 1905. Le séchage des voiles. In English, The Drying Sails. Now in the Pushkin Museum, Moscow.
fauvism (sounds like: foe-viz-um).


Fauvism used exaggerated colours. The main aspect of a fauvist painting was colour.
For example, when painting a portrait of a woman with very dark hair, a fauvist might choose to use blue in the hair to show just how dark it was. He might use yellow for the skin instead of a carefully mixed bronze. Shadows might be drawn in greens and purples instead of grey. It is all to show the colour in full.

Henry Matisse, le bonheur de vivre. In English, The Joy of Living. Now held in the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia.
The leaders of the movement were Henri Matisse and André Derain.
Henry Matisse was born at Cateau-Cambrésis (Nord) and initially trained in law. He began painting in about 1890. Matisse and his friends were described by a critic as 'fauves' (wild beasts), a term which inspired the label fauvism.

André Derain was born on June 10, 1880 in Chatou, France. He developed his early style in association with his friends Maurice de Vlaminck and Henri Matisse; the three were the principal exponents of Fauvism.
Henri Matisse, Open Window, 1905. Now in National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
Definition
1.A style of painting with vivid expressionistic and non naturalistic use of color that flourished in Paris from 1905 and, although short-lived, had an important influence on subsequent artists, esp. the German expressionists. Matisse was regarded as the movement's leading figure.
André Derrain, self-portrait in a studio, 1903. Now in the National Gallery of Australia, Sydney.
Thank you for
watching by
Maddy Payne
and Preethi Ravi
Fauvism
1904-1908
Fauvism
1904-1908
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