Fauvism is the style of les Fauves, a brief and loose group of early twentieth-century contemporary artists whose works stressed painterly virtues and strong colour over the figurative or realistic values reserved by Impressionism. It was the first of the avant-garde factions that thrived in France in the early twentieth century.
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(n.) Any of a group of French artists of the early 20th century whose works are characterized chiefly by the use of vivid colors in immediate juxtaposition and contours usually in marked contrast to the color of the area defined