Fauvism: Fauvism is the first twentieth-century movement in modern art that as per the records was primarily stirred by the instances of distinguished artists like Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, and Paul Cézanne. The Fauves (“wild monsters”) were an insecurely linked group of French painters with communal interests. Most of the artists such as Henri Matisse, Albert Marquet, and Georges Rouault were regarded as the followers of the Symbolist painter Gustave Moreau who dedicatedly revered the elder artist’s prominence on subjective manifestation.

Some of key ideas reflected by the artists were:

  • One of Fauvism’s major influences on modern art was its far-reaching objective of separating color from its depictive purpose and enabling it to exist on the canvas as an independent element. Color could project a mood and establish a structure within the work of art without having to be true to the natural world.
  • Another major concern of the artist was the overall poise of the masterpiece. The Fauves’ streamlined forms and infused colors which undoubtedly holded the attention of the spectator.
  • Most of all, Fauvism appreciated subjective manifestation. Simply put, artists reflected personal experiences with his subjects, his emotive response to natural surroundings, and his instinct were all more significant than theoretical philosophy or prominent subject matter.