Born at the dawn of the 20th century, Fauvism burst into the 1905 Salon d’Automne with a resounding scandal. It was like throwing colours at the face of the academic art entangled in its ancestral conventions. Then several artists, like Matisse, Derain, or Vlaminck, searched for a new chromatic language by diverting the colour from its signification. Freed from any connotation, applied in flat tints, the colour, which they claimed as their only standard, impregnated their stunning paintings.
The author invites us to this ball of vivid and bold colours, and shows us how the violence of the Fauves left its mark on the path to modernity.
Since 1961, Nathalia Brodskaïa has been curator of the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. The author has published monographs on Rousseau, Renoir, Derain, Vlaminck, and Van Dongen. She has also written other titles on the Fauves. She currently devotes her time to researching the French painters of the beginning of the 20th century.
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