Uses bright, wild, and vividly intense colors to help convey a mood. Lines are simplified as much as possible as well as very unnatural lines. Usually have no really basis in reality, and often look very childish. First Art Revolution of the 20th century. Major Artists: Paul Gauguin, Maurice Vlaminck, André Derain, Henri Matisse, and Maurice Marionot
• Started in Europe during the 20th century in about 1905.• Were first recognized when they had their first exhibition in Paris, France.• Officially began in 1898 in France.
André DerainPaul Gauguin Maurice Vlaminck Maurice Marionot Henri Matisse
• June 7th 1848- May 8th 1903• A major founder along with Henri Matisse.• Loved experimenting with colors, even had symbolic meanings for each color.• Mostly did Self- portraits.• He moved to Tahiti to paint the people and he believed, “ water does not reflect what’s above the surface”.• He also loved to do paintings of the native people in Tahiti.
• June 10th 1880- September 8th 1954• Was considered to be one of the major founders of Fauvism.• Attended Academie Carriere in Paris where he met Matisse.• He had to convince his parents to allow him to be a painter, and was originally going to be an engineer.• Derain loved using bold colors, especially in his paintings of the Thames and Tower Bridge.• After 1906, his role of colors were reduced and the forms became restricted.• After his military service was over( WWI) he went back to Classicism.
• April 4th 1876- October 11th 1958• French painter who is also considered a major figure in the Fauvism movement.• Much of his inspiration comes from the Impressionist movement.• He was an artist who taught himself, rather then being trained.• He put much of his emphasis on nature.• He worked with Master Printer Charles Surlier.• Was in the Military which caused him to go back and forth with his art work.
• December 31, 1869- November 3rd 1954• Was a major founder of the movement along with André Derain.• Attended Academie Carriere.• The key to his success was by using exaggerated colors with simplified drawings.• He amplified the sense of joy that he had achieved through the color he used.• He has an instinctive sensibility in his work.
• March 20th 1882- 1960.• He was a painter as well as a glassmaker.• He was also a member of “Les Fauves” the Fauvism group.• His parents sent him to Ecole De Beaux- Arts in Paris for painting.• He spent the rest of his life in his home town, Troyes working in his glass shop until he got sick and couldn’t work anymore.• His glasswork was praised in his 1st exhibition saying “ it has been a long time since an innovation of such great importance has come to enrich the art of glass”.• A lot of his works were destroyed in a bombing during World War I.
• Fauvism’s name was not given to it by one of the artists, but by a critic, Camille Mauclair.• He thought this entire movement was a threat to all the art standards.• He came up with “ Les Fauves” which is French for “Wild Beasts”.