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Expressionism

EXPRESSIONISM Art Movement * Expressionism is a term that embraces an early 20th century style of art, music and literature that is charged with an emotional and spiritual vision of the world. * The expressionism movement emerged across various cities in Germany. * Expressionism was basically about expressing emotions through colours and exaggerated pictures. * The movement came about in response to human’s increasingly conflicting relationship with the world. * Painting...

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Music : Expressionism

semibreves. This use of constantly changing tempos, melodies and dynamics heightens the dramatic nature of the piece making it very exciting for the listener! The timbre, pitch and harmonies of this piece are very particular to the style of expressionism. The dissonant harmonies and clashing sounds throughout this piece create discomfort for the listener and are successfully used to convey the desired emotions of the composer, which he was aiming to express through his music. As well as the sudden...

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German Expressionism

German Expressionism There were two groups of German Expressionist movements. One was called Die Brucke (meaning "the bridge"), led by Kirchner. The other was called Der Blau Rieter ("the Blue Rider"), led by Kandinsky. Die Brucke ("The Bridge") Ernst Ludwig Kirchner  (1880 - 1938) |[pic] |[pic] |[pic] | |Self Portrait as a Soldier 1915 |Woman and Mirror 1912...

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Expressionism - Theatre Styles

Expressionism is an attempt to discover a technique and method which will express what the dramatist imagines the inner reality of his drama to be, more perfectly and impressively than any of the other dramatic styles of theatre are capable of doing. The dramatist attempts to show not objective but rather the subjective emotions and responses that objects and events awaken in them. The Expressionist theatre movement developed in Germany around 1905. It was characterised by attempts to dramatise...

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German Expressionism

14 October 2012 Graphic Design Paper German Expressionism The Expressionism movement started in Germany in 1905 before World War 1 and ended in the late 1930s. Expressionism peaked in 1923. By the end of 1923, politically motivated attacks against modern art had begun, and Expressionist cinema began. Expressionist cinema was showed that cinema could also be an art form, and not just entertainment. Under the influence of German Expressionism artists, Germany became the most innovative and...

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Cubism & Expressionism

comparing the expressionist art movement with the cubist art movement. I will discuss some of the artists that made these movements a stepping-stone for the other movement that followed. I will look at Picasso and Kandinsky to name a couple. Expressionism, which began in 1905, was the term used for early 20th century art that conveyed emotional and spiritual preoccupations of the artist, using a variety of styles and subject matter (Arnason 124). These expressionist artists built on techniques...

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Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Art & Expressionism in America Abstract art expressionism is mostly known as the experimental, free expression, nonrepresentational painting marked by spontaneous expressions. Abstract became and intuitive painting technique producing a non-formal work of art characterized by non-symmetrical lines. Abstract Expressionism is not only a term used to describe a form of art; it’s also a New York school of painting recognizable by free spirited created abstractions. Abstract Expressionism later became...

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Abstract Expressionism

Introduction to Abstract Expressionism Abstract Expressionism started in America as a post World War II art movement. It was the first art movement that arose from America and put New York at the center of the art world. The term Abstract Expressionism was first applied to American art in 1946 by art critic Robert Coates. It is most commanly said that Surealism is it's predecessor because of the use of spontaneous, automatic and subconscious creations. Abstract Expressionism gets its name from the...

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German Expressionism & Soviet Montage

influenced by the prominence of fine arts (e.g. painting) movements, referred to collectively as Avant-garde. Avant-grade contained styles that rejected the realistic depiction of a concrete world, movements such as German Expressionism and Soviet Montage. German Expressionism attempted to express raw, extreme emotions, in painting through garish colors and distortion and in theatre through “emphasized gestures, loud declamation of lines, staring eyes, and choreographed movements” (Thompson and...

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Modernism: the Aesthetics of Abstract Expressionism

of Abstract Expressionism Project Prepared for Donald McIntyre Professor, DeVry University Project Prepared by Colleen Mitchell Student, DeVry University June 7, 2009 Modernism is one of the cultural movements which took place in the nineteenth to the twentieth century. This movement was sure to draw attention to the artists’ work of art mainly because of the complexity of the artist’s creativity and breaking away from the more traditional works. Abstract Expressionism was a modernist...

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