Fauve Art


Fauvism and Experiments with Color

Fauve Art and figurative color experiments by Mississippi Delta artist Joe Moorman.

Fauve is a French term for wild little beasts. That is how the French art critics described a group of modern artists who used intense colors.  I have been looking at the work of contemporary artist Martina Shapiro for inspiration. The following paintings include some successful and not-so-successful experiments with intense color.