Homer Youth Art On-Line

Homer Michigan

Previously, we saw two other portraits using a style called "Found Pictures" where the result was a somewhat modernized or distorted view of humanity. This self portrait is much more realistic, although it also uses bright colors that are more primary than a flesh toned face.

This style of art is called Fauvism. The Fauvists used pure, brilliant colour, applied straight from the paint tubes in an aggressive, direct manner to create a sense of an explosion on the canvas.

The background of blue sky and fluffy clouds seems to match the facial expression of this portrait.

Artist: Cathy N. Class: Art III

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