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An early 20th-century movement in painting begun by a group of French artists and marked by the use of bold, often distorted forms and vivid colors.

[French fauvisme, from fauve, wild animal, from fauve, wild, reddish-yellow, from Old French falve, reddish-yellow, from Frankish *falw-; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

fau′vist adj.
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Noun1.fauvist - a member of a group of French painters who followed fauvism
painter - an artist who paints
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And as with many labels like cubist, Fauvist, jazz, and Beatnik, what begins in derision can become a badge of honor.
This one-time fishing port was discovered by Matisse, who made it the home of the Fauvist art movement, declaring that "no sky in all France is more blue than at Collioure".
School of Art, who introduced the study of post-Impressionist and Fauvist paintings into the curriculum.
The burst of fauvist color, themes of eroticism, and blockbuster collaborations woke audiences up to the allure of ballet.
Bas-reliefs, mixed-media works and fauvist paintings come together to create a panorama of 19th-century European cultural production.
Like Cappuccio, she pays attention to Mansfield's association with the journal Rhythm, and is interested in particular in the Fauvist influence on the literature and art of the journal, in relation to the child's vision that is important to so many of the stories, 'The Woman at the Store' among others.
Using Fauvist colour themes rather than expensive special effects show budget constraints can sometimes prove a good thing.
Regarding his artistic style while drawing pictures, I would argue that the minister is a fauvist and that he prefers to paint with warm and cute colors without bothering to use shading for detail.
Occasionally resorting to the Fauvist chromaticism he introduced in Eloge de l'amour, Godard allows his color-distorted images to flourish with intensely tinted flowers (psychedelic daisies, eye-searing poppies), shoved into the foreground so they may intrude into our space, and fixates on found loveliness: the bonfire of a woman's .
To solve this problem, Haiyan Tan, He Tian, and a team from the University of Antwerp examined samples from a 100-year-old tube of oil paint from the estate of the Flemish Fauvist painter Rik Wouters.
Enlivened by Gauguin's Fauvist palette but nevertheless placed within a meditative pastoral setting, this crucifixion brings to the surface the question of the persistence of faith in the dawning of an industrialized and scientific age.
Max has been successively called a Pop Icon, Neo Fauvist, Abstract Expressionist, and the United States "Painter Laureate.