fauvism
noun Usage: often capitalized Date: 1922 a movement in painting typified by the work of Matisse and characterized by vivid colors, free treatment of form, and a resulting vibrant and decorative effect • fauvist noun or adjective, often capitalized

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  • fauvism — [fō′viz΄əm] n. 〚Fr fauvisme < fauve, wild beast, orig. adj., fawn colored, dun < OFr < Frank * falw < Gmc * falwa, FALLOW2〛 [often F ] a French expressionist movement in painting at the beginning of the 20th cent., involving Matisse, Derain,… …   Universalium

  • fauvism — FAUVÍSM s.n. Curent formalist în pictura franceză de la începutul sec. XX, care reprezenta lumea concretă în culori violente, folosind tonuri pure şi renunţând la perspectivă. [pron. fo vism, scris şi fovism. / < fr. fauvisme]. Trimis de… …   Dicționar Român

  • fauvism — [fō′viz΄əm] n. [Fr fauvisme < fauve, wild beast, orig. adj., fawn colored, dun < OFr < Frank * falw < Gmc * falwa, FALLOW2] [often F ] a French expressionist movement in painting at the beginning of the 20th cent., involving Matisse,… …   English World dictionary

  • Fauvism — [ Henri Matisse, Portrait of Madame Matisse (The green line), 1905, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark] Les Fauves (French for The Wild Beasts ) were a short lived and loose grouping of early 20th century Modern artists whose works… …   Wikipedia

  • fauvism — noun An artistic movement of the last part of the 19th century which emphasized spontaneity and the use of extremely bright colors …   Wiktionary

  • fauvism — fauv|is|m [ˈfəuvızəm US ˈfou ] n [U] [Date: 1900 2000; : French; Origin: fauvisme, from fauve wild animal ] a style of painting that uses pure bright colours, which was developed in the early 20th century …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fauvism — see FALLOW …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • fauvism —  (No cap.) Short lived school of expressionist art in France.  Proponents, known as Les Fauves, included Matisse, Dufy, Braque, and Rouault …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Fauvism — n. 20th century artistic movement characterized by the use of vivid colors and sharp contrasts …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Fauvism —    From the French word fauve, meaning wild beast. A style adopted by artists associated with Matisse, c. 1905 08. They painted in a spontaneous manner, using bold colors …   Glossary of Art Terms

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