Expressionism was a cultural movement originating in Germany at the start of the 20th-century as a reaction to positivism and other artistic movements such as naturalism and impressionism. It sought to express the meaning of "being alive" and emotional experience rather than physical reality. It is the tendency of an artist to distort reality for an emotional effect; it is a subjective art form.

Expressionism is exhibited in many art forms, including: painting, literature, theatre, film, architecture and music. The term often implies emotional angst. In a general sense, painters such as Matthias Grünewald and El Greco can be called expressionist, though in practice, the term is applied mainly to 20th century works.

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Pigs - Franz Marc - www.expressionism-in-art.org
Pigs
Franz Marc
Bathing Girls - Franz Marc - www.expressionism-in-art.org
Bathing Girls
Franz Marc
Antonia - Amedeo Modigliani - www.expressionism-in-art.org
Antonia
Amedeo Modigliani
Girl With Hood - Egon Schiele - www.expressionism-in-art.org
Girl With Hood
Egon Schiele
Mother And Child - Egon Schiele - www.expressionism-in-art.org
Mother And Child
Egon Schiele
Woman In Black Stockings - Egon Schiele - www.expressionism-in-art.org
Woman In Black Stockings
Egon Schiele
Dog Lying In The Snow - Franz Marc - www.expressionism-in-art.org
Dog Lying In The Snow
Franz Marc
Girl In Black Pinafore  Wrapped In Plaid Blanket - Egon Schiele - www.expressionism-in-art.org
Girl In Black Pinafore Wrapped In Plaid Blanket
Egon Schiele
Autumn Sun I - Egon Schiele - www.expressionism-in-art.org
Autumn Sun I
Egon Schiele
Girl With Fish Bell - August Macke - www.expressionism-in-art.org
Girl With Fish Bell
August Macke
Madonna and Child with Angels, c.1925 - Mark Lancelot Symons - www.expressionism-in-art.org
Madonna and Child with Angels, c.1925
Mark Lancelot Symons
Departure - August Macke - www.expressionism-in-art.org
Departure
August Macke

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