Dinner Arty Conversation: Fauvism

Matisse_-_Green_LineEver feel like the only ignoramus in a roomful of culture aficionados? If you can’t be a buff, learn to bluff…

Need To Know

•  Early twentieth-century art movement that began in the early 1900s and lasted only a few short years. Characterised by an emphasis on painterly qualities and bold colour palettes, with highly simplified and abstract subject matters.

Sound Clever

• “See this brush work! Andre, you wild beast! Simply Deranged.”

Don’t Say

• “This shadow, rather blue, paint it with pure ultramarine; these red leaves? Put in vermilion. Actually don’t, that looks shit.”