The interim verdict: your style is fauvism Fauvism is one of the first modernist groups that emerged in the era of searching for the new messages and principles of art under the influence of Nietzsche and Arthur Schopenhauer. Fauvists discarded the traditional norms and laws of perception in fine arts. They announced that art should be… relieved of intellect that should give way to the instincts, emotions, so that the paintings shock and awe the viewer. The accuracy of representation in this context loses its fundamental value. Therefore the forms and shapes of objects in fauvist paintings are often distorted, and the role of colour prevails. The colours are bright, expressive, passionate, “fauve” (French for “wild”). Fauvists abandoned the basic rules of light and shade, the perspective, and reduced complex forms to simplified outlines. They used thick colour contours to separate the colour patches that made up the composition. The fauvist paintings are always colourful, intense, rhythmic, full of energy and appealing to simple emotions. No moral or aesthetic program to fall back on, the fauvism still managed to lay the foundation for the upcoming abstract art.