|DAY 173||ART THROUGH THE AGES|
THE EMANCIPATION OF COLOR
Wild beasts! The artists of the Fauvist movement were crazy about color. Their paintings were passionate and vibrant, reflecting their belief that painting should capture pure emotion. Their expressive images were so wild that they shocked the public and became the laughing stock of Paris ... and then, they transformed art as the world knew it.
WHEN & WHERE
c. 1905–1908Paris, France
Led by Henri Matisse and André Derain, the Fauves were a loose collective of painters united by a love of expressive brushwork and the unbridled use of color that pushed beyond mere description. ...