On The History And Characteristics Of Expressionism Art

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expressionism of Edvard Munch Sun

What do you know about the expressionism?

Expressionism art is one of the many styles of the 19th and 20th centuries, the emotions and thoughts of the artist and thus the people as the main subject of the representations. This art hangs over the reality and avoids the objectivity. Expressionism is also flooded with much pessimism. This can be explained on the basis of the events of the last century.

In Expressionism, also come to express problems that are typical of the 20th century. These are the loneliness and the feeling to be lost in life. So, the alienation is represented the society in Expressionism art representing the negative side of modern society.


All of this is symbolised best by the distinctive work “The scream” from the Edvard Munch from the year 1893

expressionism of Edvard Munch the scream

Expressionism characteristics

Expressionism art, there’s always a very strong emotional link between the viewer and the artwork. This is done by the mental side of the selection of the issues that often affect one as individuality of modern times, as well as through the dramatic, mostly negative, desperate, frightened manner, how they have been portrayed.

Also, clear and very strongly defined lines mark the expressionism. They are also one of the most effective means by which the desired effects are achieved.

The boats by Max Pechstein

Expressionism Max Pechstein

Development of expressionism

Expressionism is created according to art historians in Germany. The Group of artists of the bridge is mainly behind his birth. It’s a movement that developed parallel to the French Fauvism. From the original group, there are two well-known names, who were also very influential and well known in the social and political life. These are Emil Nolde and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.

The masks of Emil Nolde

Expressionism Nolde bridge masks

Berliner Straße by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Expressionism German Berliner Straße Kirchner

Dresden by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Expressionism road Dresden Kirchner

Another group, which you will take with the Expressionism in connection, comes from Munich. It was founded in 1919 in Munich. Their works can be described as spiritual than this from the bridge. As the art critic. The Expressionists from Munich are of the opinion that the meaning and the importance of an any artwork are determined by the observer, and not by the artist.

This art movement, like many other things with spiritual and philosophical importance in oblivion came during the second world war. Expressionist works were still created, but many years passed until they could be presented to the public.

Also Goya, Gogh, and Gauguin were influenced by the expressionist movement.

The unique expression of August Macke

Expressionism August Macke

Neo expressionism of Anders away gel

neo expression Anders away gel

German Expressionism – Rudolf Lehmann

neo expression German Rudolf Lehmann

The portrait of the wife of Roy Lichtenstein

expression neo women portrait Roy Lichtenstein

Colourful marine by Paul Ygartua

neo expression Paul Ygartua

Memoirs of a Geisha by Rainer m

neo expression Rainer Magold Geisha

The redfish by Mike Savlen

neo expression red fish Mike Savlen

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