Fauve

Fauve

[fohv]
noun
(sometimes lowercase) any of a group of French artists of the early 20th century whose works are characterized chiefly by the use of vivid colors in immediate juxtaposition and contours usually in marked contrast to the color of the area defined.

Origin:
1910–15; < French: wild beast, noun use of fauve wild, literally, tawny < Germanic; see fallow2

Fauvism, noun
Fauvist, noun
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Fauve (French fov)
 
n
1.  one of a group of French painters prominent from 1905, including Matisse, Vlaminck, and Derain, characterized by the use of bright colours and simplified forms
 
adj
2.  (often not capital) of this group or its style
 
[C20: from French, literally: wild beast, alluding to the violence of colours, etc]
 
'Fauvism
 
n
 
'Fauvist
 
n, —adj

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