May 18, 2009

Wild beasts of art

The Fauvism movement is probably one of the shortest art movements of the 20th century lasting only from 1905-1907 but that doesn't mean it's any less kick ass. Les Fauves, translated means wild beasts in French, were a group of artists from Paris who liberated colour from it's descriptive function for expressive and structural use. Henri Matisse and Andre Derian are probably two of the most well known fauves but of course there are many others. I love this movement because of it's explosive use of colour and energy in each work. Here are two of my favourites from Les Fauves, the top is Henri Matisse Woman with the Hat and below we have Andre Derian The Dance. Hope you enjoyed the little art history lesson!
Peace xox

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