Fauvism is the style of "the wild beasts", a loose group of early twentieth-century Modern artists whose paintings emphasized painterly qualities and strong color over the representational or realistic values retained by Impressionism. The leader of Fauvism was Henri Matisse. Fauvism can be classified as an extreme development of Van Gogh
fused with the pointillism of Seurat. The Fauvism paintings were characterized by seemingly wild brush work and strident colors, while their subject matter had a high degree of simplification and abstraction.
A lot of bold colors and root qualities are what inspired the 1900 movement Fauvism. Although popular, the movement had an age of only a few years, with its peak somewhere between 1904-1908.There are some Impressionism cues throughout the art, but it is clearly in its own league with greats such as Andre Derain and Henri Matisse leading the pack. Portrait of Madame Matisse in 1906 is one of the defining paintings that showcased the style. Fauvism paintings is also giving credit for launching the careers of several Belgian artists of the time, most notably Henri Evenepoel, who created some truly unforgettable masterpieces. -- The Copyright of Scripts is Reserved by Toperfect.