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What are the characteristics of Fauvism?

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There are a few characteristics of Fauvism. The avant-garde art style dating to the early 20th century typically featured simple compositions made up of basic shapes. Colors were often bright and bold and frequently remained unblended, giving pieces by artists like Henri Matisse a dramatic quality. Fauvist artists often used hues with a large amount of contrast, such as pairing warm and cool tones. Brushstrokes were often left visible, creating a textural quality. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of Fauvist art.
1stDibs ExpertMarch 15, 2024