Fauvism - Art of the Wild Beasts
- Fauvism was one of the first of the major modern movements in European 20th century art, lasting only from 1905-1907
- It was characterized by paintings that used intensely vivid, non-naturalistic and exuberant colors.
- The Fauvists translated their feelings into color with a rough, almost clumsy style.
- Fauvists paintings had simplified lines.
- The subject of the painting was supposed to be easy to read.
- The perspectives were almost always exaggerated.
We will be using a Fauvist Style to create a landscape with Oil Pastels. Watch the following video for some great images of famous Fauvist pieces. We will be separating out our composition into Foreground (front), Middleground (center), and Background (farthest away) then filling in our elements with "wild" colors in the style of Fauvism