Week 5: Fauvism · June 29-July 3
THE WILD BEASTS! That’s what Fauvism means and what some people called the artists who painted in France during this time. Artists enjoyed being called “wild beasts” because they felt that it allowed them the freedom to create whatever they wished. The Fauvists were known for wild, bright colors straight from the paint tube and heavy brushstrokes. Sometimes trees were painted yellow or a face was painted green!
Campers will become “wild beasts” this week as we look to Henri Matisse and Andrew Derain for inspiration and create masterpieces that give us the freedom to be unique. Artists: Henri Matisse, Raoul Dufy, Georges Braque, Georges Rouault, Jean Puy, Jean Puy.