Fauvism was initially inspired by the examples of Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, and Paul Cézanne. The Fauves sometimes called "wild beasts" were a group of French painters with shared interests. They admired the older artist's emphasis on personal expression. Matisse emerged as the leader of the group, he used intense color as a vehicle for describing light and space, and who redefined pure color and form as means of communicating the artist's emotional state.
I liked The Dance by Matisse because of his use of bold colors and he used drew interesting details about each person. For example it looks like one of the dances is either pregnant or has a really round, fat belly.