I have done a number of my digital art prints using a fauvism technique and I thought I would share what that means. The “fauvism” technique was introduced in 1905 by a group of artist. It used bold colors, strongly textured brush strokes and non-naturalistic depictions. I like the style as it created more freedom in depiction of subjects versus just straight forward presentations. In my opinion it works well with certain subjects and not so well with others. Unfortunately that still comes back to the eye of the beholder versus any hard set rule, but actually that’s the case with almost all art. Having said that I am sharing three prints that were created using a fauvism digital art program.

Orange Bud In Fauvism

This is a good example of shape, color and texture in that the bud is painted in a slight surreal shape and the colors and brush strokes are very strong.

Fauvist Vase and Pitcher

This particular print highlights the brush strokes and bold colors with just a slight abstract shape element.

Orange Flame Rose

Again, slight shape element, but very bold brush strokes with surreal background colors.

Thoughts? As I have said before, everyone reacts to visual art techniques and looks differently, so I am not in the least offended by opinions. 

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23 thoughts on “Fauvism

  1. D. Wallace Peach

    The bright colors are stunning, though I’m more of a fan of “gloomy” colors, Kirt. Lol. I really like the contrast in the first two which makes the subjects stand out. Another super fun post. 😀

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks Diana! To me that’s the fun of art….variety…we all have different preferences. Sounds like you lean towards a gothic look….warm earth tones. To me that’s what I like about what I do with digital art….I can take a single capture and create a wide variety of looks and styles from that single shot! I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and give me some feedback!! Have a great rest of the week!!

  2. denisebushphoto

    I like all of these and as a set too! I think the boldness is key. Can’t remember when this thought first occurred to me but probably when I was working as a graphic designer … ‘if you are gonna do it, then really do it’!


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