(1905-1908) Fauvism

Henri Matisse, Georges Braque, Andre Derain, Kees van Dongen, Raoul Dufy, Albert Marquet and Maurice de Vlaminck.

Fauvism can be seen as an extreme extension of the post-impressionism of Van Gogh combined with the neo-impressionism of Seurat. The influences of these earlier movements inspired Matisse, Braque, Derain and Vlaminck and their followers to reject traditional three-dimensional space and instead use flat areas or patches of colour to create a new pictorial space. Fauvism can also be seen as a form of expressionism in its use of brilliant colors and spontaneous brushwork. It has often been compared to German expressionism, which emerged at around the same time and was also inspired by the developments of post-impressionism.