The Fauvism Page
The Wild Beasts of Early 20th Century Art
This site is dedicated to the small group of artists who, shortly after the turn of the century, exploded onto the scene with a wild, vibrant style of expressionistic art that shocked the critics but has since been recognized as one of the seminal forces that drove modern art.
They were called the fauves, French for "wild beasts", a term of derision used to indicate their apparent lack of discipline.
Today fauvism, once thought of as a minor, short-lived, movement, is recognized as having paved the way to both cubism and modern expressionism in its disregard for natural forms and its love of unbridled color.