Fauvism

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Bonheur Henri Matisse

The Fauves (“the wild beasts”) were a short lived early 20th century group of painters lead by Matisse and Derain.  They were the 1st group to break from impressionism.  They are characterized by using strong, pure color straight from the paint tubes, use of contrasting colors, wild brush work, and a return to traditional subject matter.

 

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