noun. an art movement launched in 1905 whose work was characterized by bright and nonnatural colors and simple forms; influenced the expressionists.
- artistic movement
- fauvisme (French)
- -isme (French)
Example sentences of the word fauvism
1. Noun, singular or mass
Fauve art, or fauvism, was a short-lived art movement that flourished in the early years of the 20th century.