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fauvism


He spoke of Fauvism, Cubism, Expressionism, and Futurism—words I’d never heard before—and I was struck not only by the subtle distinctions that he drew, but by the hunger with which Ruth devoured every word.
Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  a short-lived art movement launched in 1905 whose work was characterized by bright and unnatural colors and simple forms; influenced the expressionists
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fauve fauvism fauvist fauvists
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Les Fauves is French for wild beasts. It was a movement away from some of the representational values retained by impressionism. It favored the use of deep color, flat patterns and anti-naturalism.
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  • He spoke of Fauvism, Cubism, Expressionism, and Futurism—words I’d never heard before—and I was struck not only by the subtle distinctions that he drew, but by the hunger with which Ruth devoured every word.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • A Fauvist dedicated to improbable color might have imagined a landscape this way, especially once sky and ground took on a reddish bloom and the swollen trunks of elderly oaks became so black they began to look blue.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
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Associated words [difficulty]:   fauvism [9] , impressionism [6] , pointillism [8] , expressionism [9] , Rococo [7] , surrealism [7] , Pre-Raphaelite [8] , cubism [8] , pointillism [8] , pop art [9]
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