"The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery."
An early-20th-century movement in painting begun by a group of French artists and marked by the use of bold, often distorted forms and vivid colors. It was essentially an expressionist style, characterized by bold distortion of forms and exuberant color. Some notable Fauvist painters were Henri Matisse, Andre Derain and Georges Braque.
A term used to refer to fields traditionally considered to be artistic. "Fine art" is a distinction referring to its aim to be purely aesthetic, having only the purpose of inspiring or stimulating the viewer's emotions. Crafts, on the other hand, are more commonly used as simple decorations or made to serve a practical purpose.
The area of an artwork's composition on which interest or attention centers.
The making of fraudulent copies of anything of value. Reproductions are usually marked to denote it as being a copy, but for a forgery, great care is taken to make the copy appear to be the original with the intent to defraud a collector.
Formalism in art theory is the belief that aesthetic values can stand alone and that judgments of art can be detached from other considerations such as ethical or social ones. Precedence is given to the purely formal or abstract qualities of the work, those visual elements that give it form: line, tone, composition and color.
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