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Fauvism

Michael Clarke

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

Second edition

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199569922
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191727146
Fauvism

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The first of the major European avant-garde movements to have emerged between the turn of the 20th century and the outbreak of the First World War, it was distinguished by its concentration on a use of colour freed from a purely descriptive role and employed, instead, for expressive and emotional effect. The leading figure of Fauvism was ...

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Subjects: Theory of Art

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