How Matisse and the Fauvists Harnessed the Expressive Power of Color
Though influential, Fauvism was a short-lived movement. Its assault on stylistic conventions soon became a convention of its own. By 1907, the word "fauves" had entered common usage in the Parisian art scene. Scores of artists branded themselves as aligned with the movement, diluting its once provocative aims. Moreover, the Fauvist artists met challenges from newcomers.