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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

  • The rapid change of styles in Paris -- fauvism, cubism, expressionism, surrealism -- was bewildering.
  • While fauvism, cubism, even dadaism and surrealism bypassed Bonnard, he kept his eye on nature and his wife's place in it.
  • But the drift of fauvism and especially cubism was toward the conceptual: and here the idea of representing, say, a face as a flat plane with knoblike eyes and a cylindrical .

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