Fauve = wild beast 1905-1908
The 20th century's first expressionistic movement, Fauvism, inspired by Cezanne and led by Matisse, claimed to celebrate nature through color. Fauvism represents an effort to capture the spontaneous spirit of nature. The group demanded intense commitment and lasted for only three years; however, Matisse's personal commitment to color was sustained for a lifetime. Most of the artists used Fauvism as a catalyst to create their own personal styles.
A Glimpse of Notre Dame in the Late Afternoon, 1902
Green Stripe, Madame Matisse, 1905
The Girl With Green Eyes, 1908
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