Fauvism Definition

A French expressionist movement in painting at the beginning of the 20th cent., involving Matisse, Derain, Vlaminck, etc.: it was characterized by bold distortion of form and the use of strong, pure color.
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Origin of Fauvism

  • French fauvisme from fauve wild animal from fauve wild, reddish-yellow from Old French falve reddish-yellow from Frankish falw- pel-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French fauvisme

    From Wiktionary

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