Born at the dawn of the 20th century, Fauvism burst in 1905
Salon d'Automne with a resounding scandal. It was like throwing
colors at the face of the academic art entangled in its ancestral
conventions. Then several artists, like Matisse, Derain or
Vlaminck, searched for a new chromatic language by diverting the
color from its signified. Freed from any connotation, applied in
flat tints, the color, they claimed as their only standard,
impregnated their stunning paintings.
The author invites us to this ball of vivid and bold colors,
and shows us how the violence of the Fauves left its mark on the
path to modernity.