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Fauvism.Expressionism_Corinne - ART HISTORY 173 Fauvism...

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ART HISTORY 173 March 10, 2011 Fauvism & German Expressionism: Art at the Turn of the 20th Century
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Dawn of the 20th Century Fin-de-Siècle Syndrome ü Optimism towards civilization’s advancements ü Anxiety about the future The Nature of Reality Challenged ü Technological advancements ü Albert Einstein ü Sigmund Freud’s Psychoanalysis
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Art of the 20th Century How did artists respond? Optimistically Western civilization was advancing towards a Utopian state De Stijl, Futurism Pessimistically Western civilization was decadent and corrupt The Blue Rider, DADA
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Fauvism French: “Wild Beasts” 1905—c. 1910 Characterized by simplified design and shockingly bright color, vigorous brushstrokes Explored emotional possibilities of color Color completely freed from natural representation Tries to connect emotionally with viewer Criticized as a complete break-down of civilized order Donatello parmi les fauves! (Donatello among the wild beasts!)” Louis Vauxcelles, art critic Salon d’Automne, 1905
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5/4/11 Henri Matisse (1869-1954) Henri Matisse Self- Portrait in a Striped T-Shirt 1906
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5/4/11 Henri Matisse, Blue Pot and Lemon , c. 1897
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