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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.
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Noun1.Fauve - a member of a group of French painters who followed fauvism
painter - an artist who paints
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There, before the First World War, they were exposed to the Fauves (les fauves is French for 'wild beasts') whose leader was Matisse.
In "Alexei Jawlensky", art expert Vivian Barnet focuses specifically on one of the lesser known Expressionist artists of the Blue Rider movement in a richly illustrated volume that presents the colorful paintings illustrating how the artist was influenced, apart from the German Expressionists, by the art of Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Paul Cezanne, Henri Matisse and the Fauves, and by Ferdinand Hodler.
Members of groups such as Die Brucke and the Blauer Reiter were initially influenced by the French Fauves movement, and their Russian contemporaries also tried to find new artistic truth in Paris, 'la Ville Lumiere'.
Thus, the exhibition examines the reception of Cezanne, Gauguin, and Van Gogh, the Neo-Impressionists with Signac, the Fauves with Matisse and the Cubists with Picasso in relation to the German Expressionist artists of Die Brucke (The Bridge) and Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider).
Adopte ses enfants maudits Dompte ses fauves insoumis Prends ta plume et ton encrier Eecris, illettre
When the Fauves began to show, Giry comments, '[c]ritics hostile to avant-garde art used such words as "spineless" and "incoherent" [.
But the word also evokes the Fauves, "primitive'" painters who used raw colour straight from the tube.
La libertine a l'allure et l'esprit meprisant et feroce des grands felins, la rapacite et la perseverance des fauves qui refusent toute esperances a leurs victimes .
While he was influenced early on by Impressionism, he soon developed his own style using pure colours - something that would see Matisse and fellow artists be named Fauves, or wild beasts.
Mais les Fauves du Niari ont bouscule le scenario en marquant des la premiere periode.
The Fauves included Maurice de Vlaminck, Henry Matisse and the early Pablo Picasso.