Matisse and the Fauves

Hardcover - June 2014

By Klaus Albrecht Schröder


With intensely vibrant colours, a group of 12 young artists—including Henri Matisse, André Derain, Maurice de Vlaminck, Georges Braque, Kees van Dongen, and others—caused a major controversy at the 1905 third autumn salon in Paris. The critic Louis Vauxcelles labelled them les Fauvesor “the wild beasts;” now the French translation of the term stands for a style that was short but highly influential in 20th-century art: fauvism. This catalogue highlights essential aspects from the influence of van Gogh, Cézanne, and Gauguin as artistic trailblazers to the later effects of the Fauves.


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About the Author

Klaus Albrecht Schröder has been the director of the Albertina Museum in Vienna, Austria, since 2000. He is the author of books on artists Egon Schiele, Gottfried Helnwein, and Alex Katz.


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