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  • n. an art movement launched in 1905 whose work was characterized by bright and nonnatural colors and simple forms; influenced the expressionists

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Examples

  • Rare surviving examples of this accidental exercise in Fauvism are worth a great deal to today's collectors.

    Boing Boing: May 27, 2001 - June 2, 2001 Archives

  • At the fourth site, PhotoArtomation. com, we requested the "Fauvism" effect.

    Pop Art Pooch: Turning Photos

  • Dealers said one of the hands-down masterpieces in Christie's sale was Maurice de Vlaminck's 1905 "Suburban Landscape," a textbook example of brightly colored Fauvism that was being sold by hedge-fund manager Steven Cohen.

    Christie's $156M Sale Falls Short of Forecast

  • He adapted Cubism's flattened perspective and Fauvism's bold, saturated color to create a unique style.

    A Painting That Pulses With a Jazz Feeling

  • Five years later Mr. Davis, like so many other artists at the time, was floored by Cubism, Fauvism and other examples of European modernism shown at the 1913 Armory Show.

    A Painting That Pulses With a Jazz Feeling

  • Unlike the great experimental innovators Mondrian and Kandinsky, Munch took no notice of the two great innovations of the early 20th century -- Fauvism and Cubism -- and his art of the 20th century had little if any stylistic or technical impact on younger artists.

    David Galenson: Edvard Munch and Personal Art

  • My husband, James Morgan, and I came to follow the artistic life of Matisse and to learn to see, and we spent six months driving across France doing this and another 13 months living in the village of Collioure, where Matisse helped invent Fauvism.

    Beth Arnold: Letter From Paris: Learning to See Like Matisse

  • Braque 1882-1963 was a co-founder of two milestone 20th-century art movements, Fauvism and Cubism.

    A New Home for Arab Treasures

  • Rejecting Cubism, Fauvism, Futurism and abstraction—all of which were blossoming around him—he instead moved backward through Cézanne, hiding in the past.

    The Bad Boy of Montparnasse

  • Many of them worked in Europe for extended periods, among the inventors of Fauvism, Cubism, Dada and more.

    Modernism in a Capsule

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