Friday, March 11, 2016

Fauvism... The Wild Beasts!

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Have to do with THIS?
Watch these two videos about Les Fauves to find out!

Fauvism Notes

  • Fauvism was a style of painting developed in France at the beginning of the 20th century by Henri Matisse and AndrĂ© Derain.

  • The artists who painted in this style were known as 'Les Fauves'.

  • The title 'Les Fauves' (the wild beasts) came from a sarcastic remark by the art critic Louis Vauxcelles.

  • Les Fauves believed that colour should be used to express the artist's feelings about a subject, rather than simply to describe what it looks like.

Fauvist paintings have two main characteristics: simplified drawing and exaggerated colour.

Click here to read more about Les Fauves

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