In the visual arts realm, "intimism" was a painting movement of the late nineteenth, early twentieth century. It was practised principally by Pierre Bonnard and Édouard Vuillard whose style involved putting very simple domestic scenes and activity at the heart of a painting. Mood and effect arose from the portrayal of the "warm interior" of a simple kitchen with someone sweeping, or a mother sitting on a chair, sewing. Of course, initmism as a more generic term has wider application than that and perhaps has much to offer a Fringe show. Venues at Fringe Festivals are often converted meeting rooms, community centres, church halls and they can be quite small, lending themselves well to more intimate kinds of theatre.