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  • n. a member of a group of French painters who followed fauvism


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  • Formed initally in Kendall England as a duo called Fauve by Hayden Thorpe (guitar, vocals) and Ben Little (guitar) in 2002, they eventually were joined by drummer Chris Talbot in 2004 and changed their name to Wild Beasts.

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  • Cézanne's return to Provence to paint his art his own way was the signal to rebellious "Fauve" artists in the years following his death in 1906 that they could follow where he had lead.

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  • His 1916 portraits of both are here, along with wonderful Fauve landscapes and a striking series of black-and-white lithographs.

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  • One of the first paintings Leo bought has, in a sense, come back home after more than a century—Matisse's stunning "Woman with a Hat" was one of the scandalous, wildly colored Fauve works shown at the 1905 Salon d'Automne.

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  • His series Majo received the Excellence Prize at the 2004 Japan Media Arts Festival and was nominated for the Fauve [...]

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  • Meanwhile, a wonderfully colorful and tranquil scene of boats on the water, "Bateaux à Collioure" 1905 by Fauve painter Andr é Derain is estimated at £ 4 million- £ 6 million.

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  • In the case of Fauve painter Kees van Dongen, Mr. Black said any portraits made between 1905 and 1908 are "more historically significant" and easier to resell than anything Van Dongen painted from 1909 afterward.

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  • Andr é Derain's "Boats in Collioure," a Fauve coastal scene dominated by a red, earthen foreground, sold for £ 5.8 million.

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  • Market mover: Hedge-fund manager Steven Cohen is wagering heavily on the market's strength by asking Christie's to help him sell Maurice de Vlaminck's brightly colored Fauve painting from 1905, "Suburban Landscape," for at least $18 million.

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  • Braque 1882-1963, along with Henri Matisse, was a leading Fauve—the colorful Wild Beasts.

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