Expressionism

 

Expressionism v. Impressionism, a common comparison. Expressionism is an international artistic movement in art, architecture, literature, and performance that flourished between 1905 and 1920, especially in Germany and Austria, that sought to express the meaning of emotional experience rather than physical reality. Conventions of expressionist style include distortion, exaggeration, fantasy, and vivid, jarring, violent, or dynamic application of colour in order to express the artist’s inner feelings or ideas.

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