Art Movement: Expressionism

Expressionism is a style of art that captures emotion. This style of art culturally was birthed in the early 20th Century in Germany and Austria. There is a lot one we can gain by recovering expressionism is our artwork, especially for painters.

I and the Village by Expressionist Marc Chagall

I and the Village (1911) by expressionist Marc ChagallI (1887-1985), a Jewish man born in russia. His style and color frequently capture the essence of the divine engaging with humanity. Browse his work in a gallery or online.

Erich Heckel 'Landscape Near Dresden' 1910

Erich Heckel ‘Landscape Near Dresden’ 1910

 "Zwei Pferde" by Karl Kaul (2005)

“Zwei Pferde” by Karl Kaul (2005)

moscow 1 1916 kandinsky

moscow 1 1916 Wasily Kandinsky

"Composition VII", 1913 by Wasily Kandinsky

“Composition VII”, 1913 by Wasily Kandinsky

Vulgar brush strokes, and beastly color patterns, add a tribal and ancient vibration of life to all that expressionism contains.

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Key Dates 1900-1925

“A term used to denote the use of distortion and exaggeration for emotional effect, which first surfaced in the art literature of the early twentieth century. When applied in a stylistic sense, with reference in particular to the use of intense colour, agitated brushstrokes, and disjointed space. Rather than a single style, it was a climate that affected not only the fine arts but also dance, cinema, literature and the theatre” For more click link above.”


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