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Images of Fauvism by Henri Matisse and Andre Derain

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  1. 1. Fauvism
  2. 2. Fauvism <ul><li>1905-1908 </li></ul><ul><li>The first avante-garde wave of the 20 th century </li></ul><ul><li>The first paintings were first seen in public in Paris in 1905 at the Salon d’ Automne, the seasons major public art event . </li></ul><ul><li>Brilliant, intense color </li></ul><ul><li>Arbitrary color (non-naturalistic) </li></ul><ul><li>Expressive brushwork </li></ul><ul><li>Flat composition </li></ul>
  3. 3. Henri Matisse 1869-1954
  4. 4. The Red Room (Harmony in Red) 1908 Henri Matisse
  5. 5. The Woman with The Hat 1905 Henri Matisse
  6. 6. <ul><li>“ The nastiest smear of paint I have ever seen” </li></ul><ul><li>Quote from an art critic describing this painting when it was exhibited in Paris for the first time. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Madame Matisse (Green Stripe) 1905 Henri Matisse
  8. 8. Purple Robe and Anemones 1937 Henri Matisse
  9. 9. “ Color was not given to us in order that we should imitate nature. It was given to us so we can express our own emotions.” -Henri Matisse
  10. 10. The Red Studio 1911 Henri Matisse
  11. 11. The artists shared their first exhibition at the 1905 Salon d 'Automne. The group gained their name, after critic Louis Vauxcelles described their show of work with the phrase &quot;Donatello au milieu des fauves! &quot; ( &quot;Donatello among the wild beasts &quot; ),contrasting the paintings with a Renaissance-type sculpture that shared the room with them. Source:
  12. 12. “ Barbaric Children” “ Madmen” “ Wild Beasts” (Fauves) “ A pot of paint has been flung in the face of the public”
  13. 13. “ The painting that was singled out for attacks was Matisse 's Woman with a Hat , which was bought by Gertrude and Leo Stein: this had a very positive effect on Matisse, who was suffering demoralization from the bad reception of his work.” Source: The Woman with The Hat 1905 Henri Matisse
  14. 14. Andre Derain 1880-1954
  15. 15. Mountains at Collioure 1905 Andre Derain
  16. 16. London Bridge 1906 Andre Derain
  17. 17. “ We were intoxicated with color, with the sun that makes color live.” - Andre Derain
  18. 18. Portrait of Matisse 1905 Andre Derain
  19. 19. Charing Cross Bridge 1906 Andre Derain
  20. 20. “ The visible world is a great deal less interesting than the world re-imagined through color.” - Andre Derain
  21. 21. The Turning Road. L’Estaque 1906 Andre Derain