Fauvism: Definition, Art & Characteristics


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The early 20th-century French painting movement known as Fauvism evolved from what other French painting movement?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of the early 20th-century French painting movement called Fauvism?

2. Which of the following 20th-century painting movement was most influenced by Fauvism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take this multiple-choice quiz to get a sense of what you know about the traits of Fauvist art. You can answer questions on topics like the French painting movement that influenced Fauvism and a painting movement in the 20th century that was influenced by Fauvism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These areas will be covered on the quiz/worksheet:

  • Characteristics of Fauvism
  • The impact French painter Paul Gauguin had on the Fauvism art movement
  • Style of Fauvism in Henri Matisse's painting The Dance

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of the French painter Paul Gauguin's work and how it's connected to Fauvism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the art movement that was a major influence on Fauvism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the way Fauvism influenced art in the 20th century and the attributes of Fauvism

Additional Learning

You can learn more about art in the 20th century by reviewing the lesson called Fauvism: Definition, Art & Characteristics. Consider these areas when you go through the lesson:

  • How the phrase 'wild beasts' is connected to Fauvism
  • Use of color in Gauguin's The Spirit of the Dead Keeps Watch
  • Painters who represented the Fauvist art movement