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Fauve

(French fov)
n
(Art Movements) one of a group of French painters prominent from 1905, including Matisse, Vlaminck, and Derain, characterized by the use of bright colours and simplified forms
adj
(Art Movements) (often not capital) of this group or its style
[C20: from French, literally: wild beast, alluding to the violence of colours, etc]
ˈFauvism n
ˈFauvist n, adj

Fauve

(foʊv)

n.
(sometimes l.c.) any of a group of French artists of the early 20th century whose works are characterized chiefly by the use of vivid colors in immediate juxtaposition and contours usu. in marked contrast to the color of the area defined.
[1910–15; < French: wild beast, n. use of fauve wild, literally, tawny < Germanic]
Fauv′ism, n.
Fauv′ist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Fauve - a member of a group of French painters who followed fauvism
painter - an artist who paints
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He made several painting trips abroad, returning most often to Collioure, in the south of France, where the famous Fauve artist Henri Matisse had painted in 1905.
Vilani will be stepping into the leading lady's shoes after French Dancing With The Stars champion Fauve Hautot pulled out of the tour having injured her cruciate ligaments in her knee.
For a related activity, you can make some great end-of-the-year bookmarks with bright Fauve colors or tessellations.
While he addresses the 1914 Open Window at the end of the essay, using the alternative, less familiar title for the painting, French Window at Collioure (which is the title favored by the exhibition's curators, Stephanie D'Alessandro and John Elderfield), he does not connect the work to Matisse's more visibly overworked canvas of the same subject from his earlier, brief Fauve period.
Aliona will be stepping into the leading lady shoes for the tour after French Dancing with the Stars champion Fauve Hautot pulled out with a knee injury.
These latter works share the subject, and something of the serene feeling and mood, of those early fauve masterpieces Luxe, calme et volupte (1904) and Le Bonheur de vivre (1905).
Vivacite des touches successives, a l'instar de la technique fauve, le mouvement de la composition, les atmospheres denuees de l'exotisme et depouillees de tout detail anecdotique, la magie de la lumiere et la rhetorique du corps procurant le reve, telles sont les composantes de l'acte creatif concu par cette artiste peintre qui n'a cesse d'exercer sa fascination picturale sur le public avise.