Fauvism is the style of les Fauves (French for 'the wild beasts'), a group of early twentieth-century Modern Artists whose works emphasized pictorial qualities and strong colour over the representational or realistic values retained by Impressionism. Fauvism can be seen as a mode of Expressionism. While Fauvism as a style began around 1900 and continued beyond 1910, the movement as such lasted only a few years and had three exhibitions. The leaders of the movement were Henri Matisse and André Derain.
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