12: Fauvism, Matisse and Expressionism
Brilliant Color, simplification, personal, child-like and so-called primitive emotion.
Matisse, Woman with the Hat: references impressionism - More concerned with color. Part of
the Fauvism movement. wild beast no
What defines French style?
1. Louis XIV. Must talk about Louis when you talk about French Baroque Art.
2. More about grandeur and classic stoicism Louis wanted everyone to know that they were
the trendsetters, politically, military, cultur
Donatellos David is important because it goes back to classicism. First free standing nude since antiquity.
Humanism (not just human body, its an ideal human body)
Leonardo Bruni: Why Florence Is to be Admired (1403-1404) a huma
Fauvism, Matisse and Expressionism
Matisse was part of a group of artists known as the fauves Fauvism: work is so distorted and disturbing
(yet, there was a Donatello statue among all of it). I found Donatello among the wild beasts Fauve = Wild
I. `French Baroque
Louis XI: as soon as he ascended the throne, France
became the most powerful nation in Europe, militarily. They also became the
most influential nation in Europe, culturally. French became the international
language of diplomacy. Bc the
Rules of Art: there arent any today. (Started in WWI, artists began to break the rules and focus on
originality) Ability to draw with technical facility was one of the primary rules. Academic artists wouldnt
even touch a paintbrush until they knew how to
Islam and early Islamic society
Arose in 7th century
Muslims practice aniconism avoidance of imagery
In 630, the town of Mecca in modern day of Saudi Arabia became spiritual capital of
Islamic world. Even after great territorial expansion. Muslims through
Pylon: A massive gateway formed by a pair of tapering walls of oblong shape. Erected by ancient
Egyptians to mark the entrance to a temple complex.
Papyrus: paper used in Egypt
Helladic: Used to describe the Bronze Aegean on mainland Greece. Extend