The Fauvism or the Test of the Fire, Multimedia Workshop at the Museum of Modern Art of Paris

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  • UNESCO Session: Teaching

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  • The Fauvism or the Test of the Fire, Multimedia Workshop at the Museum of Modern Art of Paris

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Abstract:

  • “No doubt, there are a thousand ways of working with color, but when you compose it, like the musician with his harmonies, it is a question of putting forward differences.” -Matisse, Interview by Gaston Diehl, 1945.

    Introduction

    Talking about color, outside of a scientific discourse, often requires the use of metaphors, analogies that cling to other senses than the visual. Screened through language, the analysis of a painting uses more words intended to solicit our ears or our taste (garish colors, cold, sweet, acids …). The composition of the space, the expressiveness and the intensity of the color are all common points between the musical composition and the pictorial composition. It is by these analogies, that we proposed to realize a multimedia reading of the painting Fauves, a painting based on an intuitive logic of the color. It is for explanatory purposes, that this sensitive approach has been elaborated, the hearing comes to meet the vision to emphasize, to amplify the perception of the work, by revealing hidden dimensions

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