The decorative, the expressive and the primitive

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  • 1. The decorative, the expressive and the primitive

2. Histories of Fauvism- 1905 Salon d Automne

  • Wild beasts- les fauves

3. The idea of Barbarian, then, from untamed became associated withchild-like or naive 4. Connection of artistic expressions to the cult of Nietzsche and cult of Naturism 5. Naturist movement- wild beasts was easily interchangeable with that of barbarians Woman with a Hat (La femme au chapeau) 6. Child-like, colorful and very bright Le bonheur de vivre (The joy of Life)- gave traditional pastoral themes a modern edge 7. AFRICAN SOURCES Vlaminck claimed to have been the first to discover African Art -three statuettes in a bistro around 1905 8. 9. Western artists- not to distort and misappropriate the original roles and symbolic meanings of non-Western objects but because they had limited ethnological knowledge or interests 10. Blue Nude (Souvenir de Biskra) Bulbous breasts and exaggerated shape of the buttocks- common features of African Statuettes - Confuses the theme of the painting 11. The theory of the decorative

  • To read it as a painted surface
  • Expression, for me, does not reside in passions glowing on a human face or manifested by violent movement everything has its share In a picture every part will be visible and will play its appointed role, whether it be principal or secondary.

12. Greenberg- decorative qualities must be combined with the paintings 1910-1920s- Decorative is enhanced by the decorative surface and figurative elements. 13. 14.