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Fauvism to Cubism Chapter 21, Part 1 of 2 Rebekah Scoggins Art Appreciation March 26, 2013
Fauvism Introduced in Paris Characterized by areas of bright, contrasting color and simplified shape and composition Stunned critic called them “Les fauves,” which is French for “The Wild Beasts” Officially separate from the French Academy and the official Salon Went even further with color than van Gogh and Gauguin had before, using it both for expressive and structural ends
Henri Matisse, Woman With the Hat, 1905. Fauvism.
Henri Matisse, The Joy of Life (Le bonheur de vivre), 1905-1906. Fauvism.
Henri Matisse, Harmony in Red (The Red Room), 1908-1909. Fauvism.
German Expressionism Shared the expressive goals of the Fauves. Desire to display emotions very pronounced Developed imagery characterized by vivid, often angular simplification of their subjects, dramatic colors contrasts, with bold, at times crude finish. Built on van Gogh and Gauguin (like Fauves) and Munch. Used the power of Expressionism to address the human condition, often exploring such themes as natural life, sorrow, passion, spirituality, and mysticism.
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Street, Berlin. 1913. German Expressionism: The Bridge. The Bridge appealed to artists to revolt against academic painting and establish a new, vigorous aesthetic that would form a bridge between the Germanic past and modern experience.
Wassily Kandinsky. Blue Mountain. 1908–1909. German Expressionism: The Blue Rider The Blue Rider wanted to develop an art that would turn people away from false values toward spiritual rejuvenation. Thought that paintings should be “exact replicas of some inner emotion.” Kandinsky hoped to create art only in response to what he called “inner necessity” or the emotional stirrings of the soul, rather than in response to what he saw in the world.
Wassily Kandinsky. Composition IV. 1911. German Expressionism: The Blue Rider