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Expressionism

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What is Expressionism? Art Movements & Styles

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What is Expressionism?

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Art Theory in Motion: Expressionism

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Expressionist Theater: Crash Course Theater #38

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Art Speaks: Expressionism Explained

Expressionism was a modernist movement, initially in poetry and painting, originating in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century. Its typical trait is to present the world solely from a subjective perspective, distorting it radically for emotional effect in order to evoke moods or ideas. Expressionist artists sought to express the meaning of emotional experience rather than physical reality.
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  • Origin of the term 

  • Expressionist visual artists 

  • Expressionist groups of painters 

  • In other arts