Highflying Colors

A pot of paint has been flung in the face of the public!

— Camille Mauclair at the first Fauvist exhibition

Here I’m supposed to mention how the Fauves were, in fact, revolutionary and high-minded artists, and provide a detailed psychological analysis of the nuanced relationship between paint and ideas in their work. After much mind-numbing, self-satisfying confusion, however, I will probably still think of their work as a pot of paint flung in my face. I most certainly mean that in the best way possible, because not only did the Fauves open up a new perspective of looking at art, but it would also be incredibly enjoyable to throw paint onto someone’s face.

So, enjoy the last of the fall colors, and experimental brushstrokes of the Fauves.

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