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Famous Fauvism Paintings

List of famous Fauvism paintings, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. The Fauvism period was a cultural awakening in the art world, so it's no surprise it produced some of the most historic paintings in the history of the world. The works of art listed below are some of the most popular Fauvism paintings, so most of the artist's names who created these works will be very recognizable. Renowned paintings from the Fauvism period are showcased in museums all around the world, so save yourself an expensive vacation by simply scrolling through this list.

The list you're viewing has a variety of pieces in it, like The River Seine at Chatou and Self Portrait.

This list answers the questions, “What are the most famous Fauvism paintings?” and “What are examples of Fauvism paintings?”

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    • Artist: Henri Matisse
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Fauvism
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    Charing Cross Bridge, London (1906) is a painting by French painter and Fauve art movement co-founder Andr Derain. more on Wikipedia
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    • Artist: André Derain
    • Genres (Art): Landscape art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Fauvism
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    The Green Stripe, also known as Portrait of Madame Matisse. The Green Line, is a portrait by Henri Matisse of his wife, Amélie Noellie Matisse-Parayre. He painted it in 1905, just prior to such works being derisively labeled as the creations of Les Fauves, along with similar works of André Derain and ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Artist: Henri Matisse
    • Subject: Amélie Matisse
    • Genres (Art): Portrait
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Fauvism
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    Gypsy with Red Shawl (1905) is a painting by Serbian painter Nadežda Petrović, currently located in Museum of Modern Art, Belgrade. more on Wikipedia
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    • Artist: Nadežda Petrović
    • Subject: Romani people
    • Genres (Art): Portrait
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Fauvism
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    Head of Christ (1939) is a painting by French painter Georges Rouault. more on Wikipedia
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    • Artist: Georges Rouault
    • Subject: Jesus Christ, Head
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Fauvism
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    • Artist: André Derain
    • Genres (Art): Portrait
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Fauvism
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    • Artist: Henri Matisse
    • Genres (Art): Portrait
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Fauvism, Cubism
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    Portrait of the Poet (Guillaume Apollinaire) is a 1903 painting by French painter and Fauve movement leader Maurice de Vlaminck. more on Wikipedia
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    • Artist: Maurice de Vlaminck
    • Subject: Guillaume Apollinaire
    • Genres (Art): Portrait
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Fauvism
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    Self Portrait (1907) is a self portrait painting by Serbian artist Nadežda Petrović. more on Wikipedia
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    • Artist: Nadežda Petrović
    • Subject: Nadežda Petrović
    • Genres (Art): Portrait
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Fauvism
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    Self-Portrait (1917) is a painting by Swiss artist Alice Bailly. more on Wikipedia
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    • Artist: Alice Bailly
    • Subject: Alice Bailly
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Fauvism
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    • Artist: Henri Matisse
    • Genres (Art): Still life
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Fauvism
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    The Circus is a 1906 oil painting by French painter Maurice de Vlaminck. more on Wikipedia
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    • Artist: Maurice de Vlaminck
    • Subject: Circus
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Fauvism
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    "The Music Lesson" (1917) is a painting by French artist Henri Matisse. more on Wikipedia
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    • Artist: Henri Matisse
    • Genres (Art): Genre art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Fauvism
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    The Open Window, also known as Open Window, Collioure, is a painting by Henri Matisse. The work, an oil on canvas, was painted in 1905 and exhibited at the Salon d'Automne in Paris the same year. It was bequeathed in 1998 by the estate of Mrs. John Hay Whitney to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Artist: Henri Matisse
    • Subject: Collioure
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Fauvism
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    'The River Seine at Chatou'' is a 1906 painting by French painter Maurice de Vlaminck. It is currently located in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. more on Wikipedia
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    • Artist: Maurice de Vlaminck
    • Subject: Seine
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Fauvism
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    The Turning Road, LEstaque is a painting by French painter and co-founder of Fauvism Andr Derain. more on Wikipedia
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    • Artist: André Derain
    • Genres (Art): Landscape art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Fauvism
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    Woman with a Hat is a painting by Henri Matisse. An oil on canvas, it depicts Matisse's wife, Amelie. It was painted in 1905 and exhibited at the Salon d'Automne during the fall of the same year, along with works by André Derain, Maurice de Vlaminck and several other artists known as "Fauves". Critic ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Artist: Henri Matisse
    • Subject: Amélie Matisse, Hat
    • Genres (Art): Portrait
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Fauvism
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