fauvism fauvism


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


  1. The rapid change of styles in Paris -- fauvism, cubism, expressionism, surrealism -- was bewildering.
  2. While fauvism, cubism, even dadaism and surrealism bypassed Bonnard, he kept his eye on nature and his wife's place in it.
  3. He tinkered with impressionism, dabbled in pointillism, and became the leading colorist of fauvism.

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