Fauvist School

1905 - 1910


Fauvism is the style of les Fauves (French for “the wild beasts”), a group of early twentieth-century modern artists whose works emphasized painterly qualities and strong color over the representational or realistic values retained by Impressionism. While Fauvism as a style began around 1904 and continued beyond 1910, the movement as such lasted only a few years, 1905–1908, and had three exhibitions. The leaders of the movement were André Derain and Henri Matisse, whose members shared the use of intense color as a vehicle for describing light and space, and who redefined pure color and form as means of communicating the artist’s emotional state.


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Baigneuses Fauvist School

c. 1910
Oil on board


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Baigneuses by Fauvist School

The Conversation Fauvist School

Oil on canvas


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The Conversation by Fauvist School

Under the Apple Tree Fauvist School

c. 1905
Oil on canvas


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Under the Apple Tree by Fauvist School