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The History of Fauvism and Its Affect on Abstract Art

Bold Fauvist Style Art Was Not Without Early Critics

Vivid colors, robust brushstrokes, plain forms, lawless creativity — the fauvist movement was impulsive by nature. It exemplified revolutionary sentiments that fought against the norm. Fauvist artists like Raoul Dufy boasted of radical artistry that went against tradition: “I don’t follow any system. All the laws you can lay down are only so many props to be cast aside when the hour of creation arrives.” Continue reading The History of Fauvism and Its Affect on Abstract Art

Development of Fauvism and Its Influences

Development of Fauvism and Its Influences

Developed in France during the 20th century, Fauvist Style Art combines simplified form with exaggerated colors to display more profoundly the deeper sentiments of a painting. Fauvists believe that color should describe how an object looks and simultaneously display the feelings an artist has about it’s painting. Continue reading Development of Fauvism and Its Influences

Fauvism in Art

John Nieto – The Contemporary Fauvist

Fauvist style artFauvism was a French avant-garde movement in the early twentieth century that attempted to break from impressionism and other traditional methods. The Fauvist style of art is often characterized by bold, undisguised brushstrokes and vibrant colors. Henri Matisse and André Derain lead the movement, and signs of Fauvism in the art world persisted for about a decade. However, historians often designate 1904–1908 as the most active period for the movement. Many artists used Fauvism as a transitional stage before moving on to styles like Cubism. Continue reading Fauvism in Art