Fauvism - Art History 101 Basics: André Derain (French, 1880-1954). Charing Cross Bridge, London, 1906. Oil on canvas. 31 5/8 x 39 1/2 in. (80.3 x 100.3 cm). John Hay Whitney Collection. 1982.76.3. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
It is believed that Fauvism drew some inspiration from African sculpture and art. One would be likely to believe this when they look at the way the faces are painted and the expressions on their face. The thing that will strike you most about examples of fauvism paintings is that though they are highly impactful in their appearance, have a simple and almost basic subject. It is probably this contrast that makes this kind of art so interesting to look at.