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Expressionism
(style, 1905-present)


Expressionism is the art of the emotive, the art of tension provoked by consciousness of the forces which surround modern humankind. The inevitability of world war, the rise of industrialization, the new power of capitalism - all these things weighed on men’s minds at the beginning of the century, especially in Germany. Early twentieth century northern European art, especially in Germany c. 1905-25. Artists such as Rouault, Kokoschka, and Schiele painted in this manner.



Artists Expressionism:



Paul Klee’s paintings, quote, and biography.
Edvard Munch’s paintings, quote, and biography
Expressionism, an international movement in the visual arts as well as in literature, film, and theater, flourished in Germany between 1905 and 1925. The artists championed idealist values and sought to break free from the traditional restrictions of bourgeois society. They were principally concerned with expressing emotion and inner psychological truth.<br /><br />The German expressionists conducted prolific experiments in the graphic arts, introducing new techniques, vibrant colors, and disturbing, sometimes controversial subject matter in their prints. Woodcuts provided a way to confirm effects later appearing in their canvases: compositional structure, dramatic contrasts of light and color, the flat picture plane…
Artists of ‘Die Brucke’: Grouped around eight themes central to the Expressionist movement, it’s an interactive study of the seminal modern movement and contains more than 125 works in over 50 comparative groupings. Designed specifically for the Web in presentation and distribution, it accomplishes it’s goals—to entertain, educate and inspire—beautifully. The prints are brought to life through animation, music, narrated quotes, and large, high-quality images.




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