Fauvism

Les Fauves the wild beasts was the nickname given in 1905 to a group of painters led by Henri Matisse Today, their paintings are among the most popular of all twentieth century art Yet when Matisse and his friends Derain, Vlaminck, Marquet, Dufy and Braque among them first exhibited their work, the reaction of public and critics was astonishment and often hostilityLes Fauves the wild beasts was the nickname given in 1905 to a group of painters led by Henri Matisse Today, their paintings are among the most popular of all twentieth century art Yet when Matisse and his friends Derain, Vlaminck, Marquet, Dufy and Braque among them first exhibited their work, the reaction of public and critics was astonishment and often hostility Using strong, even strident, colors, applied in a manner deriving from Cezanne, Gauguin and Van Gogh, the Fauves took painting back to its basic principles, inspired by primitive art, popular prints and children s paintings, and paved the way to Cubism The artists, their work, their relationships, their achievements and the critical and commercial response to their work are discussed in this absorbing book, the first in many years to offer a reappraisal of Fauvism A remarkable, comprehensive achievement The New York Times Book Review
Fauvism Les Fauves the wild beasts was the nickname given in to a group of painters led by Henri Matisse Today their paintings are among the most popular of all twentieth century art Yet when Matisse an

  • Title: Fauvism
  • Author: Sarah Whitfield
  • ISBN: 9780500202272
  • Page: 373
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Fauvism”

    1. The book was a bit of a slow read. It covers the Fauve artists, style and critical reaction to the style. The book contains lot of illustrations.

    2. I picked this up today at the Folkwang Museum in Essen, after seeing their wonderful 'Ecstasy of Colour' exhibition: Munch, Matisse and the Expressionistslkwang-im-farbenrausch.d

    3. Good for a launching point for my art history analysis for Fauvism. The black and white photos, however, did not do the book justice at all; for an art movement that is all about color, they were absolutely criminal. Lots of names and dates thrown around as well. I did manage to catch on by the end at least."A meditation on nature, on the expression of a dream which is always inspired by reality."

    4. A brief history of the even briefer artistic movement named after the "wild beasts". One of its most fervent and passionate devotees was Maurice Vlaminck, a one-time professional cycle racer.

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