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posted May 1, 2013, 5:13 PM by Georgio Sabino III   [ updated Aug 19, 2014, 11:37 AM ]
fau·vism  (fvzm)
An early-20th-century movement in painting begun by a group of French artists and marked by the use of bold, often distorted forms and vivid colors.

[French fauvisme, from fauve, wild animal, from fauve, wild, reddish-yellow, from Old French falve, reddish-yellow, from Frankish *falw-; see pel-1 in Indo-European roots.]