Collection: Fauvism

Fauvism was a short-lived but influential art movement that emerged in France in the early 20th century. Led by Henri Matisse, André Derain, and Maurice de Vlaminck, the Fauvists were known for their bold use of color and expressive brushstrokes.The name "Fauvism" derives from the French word "fauve," meaning "wild beast," and was coined by an art critic who was scandalized by the vibrant, non-realistic colors used by the artists. Fauvist paintings often depicted landscapes, cityscapes, and still lifes, but with intense and unconventional hues that were often applied in thick, bold strokes.Fauvism was a precursor to other art movements such as Expressionism and Cubism and had a significant impact on the development of modern art. The Fauvist's free and expressive use of color and form paved the way for future artists to explore the boundaries of traditional art techniques and materials.