Fauvism

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An introduction to the work of the Fauves: Matisse and Derain

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Fauvism

  1. 1. Warm Up 2/61. What are the three primary colors?2. What are the three secondary colors?3. How do you mix orange?4. How do you mix green?5. How do you mix purple?6. How do you make brown using paint?7. How do you dull down paint colors?
  2. 2. Fauves: The Wild Beasts Meier
  3. 3. Fauves: After the Impressionists• The word “fauve” is French for “wild beast”• The Fauves were known for their use of color and emphasis on shapes in their paintings• The Fauve movement was small and consisted of 2-3 French artists in the late 1800’s – Henri Matisse – Andre Derain – Georges Seurat
  4. 4. Your Assignment• Make a painting in the style of the Fauves, using wild, imaginative color and thick, brushy strokes focusing on shapes and patterns• The subject matter is up to you. Just be original!• Please no: – Hearts, words, logos, or drug references – Copying
  5. 5. To Do Today:• Start with a 5-10 minute sketch• Check with me when finished• Begin painting (remember to mix paints and use your own original colors)• Take your time!

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