Neo-Fauvism was a poetic style of painting from the mid-1920s proposed as a challenge to Surrealism.[1]

The magazine Cahiers d'Art was launched in 1926 and its writers mounted a challenge to the Surrealist practice of automatism by seeing it not in terms of unconscious expression, but as another development of traditional artistry. They identified a group of artists as the exponents of this and termed them Neo-Fauves.[1]

Although these artists were later mostly forgotten, the movement had an effect of disillusioning the Surrealist group with the technique of graphic automatism as a revolutionary means of by-passing conventional aesthetics, ideology and commercialism.[1]

Neo-Fauvism has been seen as the last trend within painting that could be marketed as a coherent style.[2]

Notes and references

  1. 1 2 3 Grant, Kim. Surrealism and the Visual Arts: Theory and Reception, Introduction. Cambridge University Press 2005. ISBN 978-0-521-83655-5, ISBN 0-521-83655-7.
  2. Goethe-Institut, retrieved 10 June 2008. Archived August 22, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.

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