Fauvism Art Movement

1905 – 1908


1. Look for patches and splotches of shockingly bright colors


Woman with a Hat by Henri Matisse
Woman with a Hat by Henri Matisse


The River Seine at Chatou by Maurice de Vlaminck
The River Seine at Chatou by Maurice de Vlaminck

2. One color in particular dominates Fauvist paintings: Red. Vibrant, blazing red.


The Dessert: Harmony in Red by Henri Matisse
The Dessert: Harmony in Red by Henri Matisse


Charing Cross Bridge by André Derain
Charing Cross Bridge by André Derain

3. Look for drawings with non-naturalistic, simplified design


Mountains at Collioure by André Derain
Mountains at Collioure by André Derain