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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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Although the title of the exhibition hints at Sluijters' time as a soi-disant Fauvist, Fauvism was only one of the several French modes with which he experimented: others would include Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Cubism.
To borrow what Maurice de Vlaminck said of his own Fauvist phase, Goldberg seems to "paint with [his] heart and [his] loins, not bothering with style."
From a chilly, misty morning blanketed with snow, to a warm, bright field, my work is a fresh, clean slate for the eye." Four other nature-oriented painters, Muhammad Arshad, Raja Najam Ul Hassan, Sana Nezam, and Muhmmad Ibrahim fill the gallery with breathtakingly lovely scenes of fields, flowers, and trees, often in brilliant Fauvist colours, and sometimes with immaculate attention to realistic details.
Almost Fauvist in technique, Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo's 1901 oil-on-canvas 'Houses in Brittany' is marked by directionally hatched brushstrokes and angular definition of planes.
In the words of Raoul Dufy, the French Fauvist painter, "There is one thing certain about the colour Blue - it is the only colour, which maintains its own character in all its tones...it will always stay blue."
Among the nature oriented works at the Harvard Art Museums are 18th-century Japanese Landscape Screens (in Chinese ink on gold foil) depicting a rural fishing village free from spiritual pollution or a scene of cranes beneath a pine tree, Scholar Stones from China (representing mountains in traditional gardens, these eroded rocks have interesting patterns of perforations), and variety of paintings: a modernist, fauvist oil painting from 1909 titled, "The Trees" by French artist Andre Lhote with precise naturalism, Paul Cezanne's work, "Study of Trees" with paint applied in diagonal brushstrokes suggesting movement flickering across the surface, and bucolic landscapes by Henri Rousseau imbued with a sense of fantasy.
Day three will celebrate coloured gemstones with a show entitled 'Fauvist Fantasy' , while the final day November 18 aims to foster young and local talent by creating career opportunities for regional designers at the Jawhara Heritage Awards.
After experimenting with post-impressionism and cubism, I became known as a Fauvist and developed the style known as stenographic.
Her painting is fauvist, expressionistic and semi-abstract.
Both in a pre-expressionist, fauvist variant, and also in formulas created within the expressionistic groups, The deck and The blue knight, the aesthetic begins by intensifying emotion (against all rules and techniques), by asserting the emotion to dislodge or explode the shape (in the abstractionist perspective).
There are also pieces from his dear friend the late Pierre Paulin--one of the most important private collections of historic haute couture--and a lot of Julian Schnabel, another close friend since the '80s and whose fauvist, rough bronze racks display the clothes in Alaia's rue de Moussy shop.
Max has been successively called a Pop Icon, Neo Fauvist, Abstract Expressionist, and the United States "Painter Laureate." His artwork has been on display in hundreds of museums and galleries worldwide, and his one-man museum exhibitions have had record-breaking attendance while also demonstrating how fine art can extend beyond museum walls and enrich non-traditional media, such as a Continental Airlines super jet, a Norwegian cruise ship, and a 600-foot Woodstock stage.