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Expressionism

Updated: Aug 5

Expressionism, artistic style in which the artist express not the objective reality but rather the subjective emotions and responses that objects and events arouse within a person.



artists used the expressive possibilities of colour and line to explore dramatic and emotion-laden themes, to convey the qualities of fear, horror and other humanity feelings.


Expressionism was a dominant style in Germany in the years immediately following World War I, where it suited the postwar atmosphere of cynicism, alienation, and disillusionment.



Expressionist used jagged, distorted lines; rough, rapid brushwork; and jarring colours to depict urban street scenes and other contemporary subjects in crowded, agitated compositions notable for their instability and their emotionally charged atmosphere.








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