ExpressionismThis style cannot be characterised as a clearly defined artistic current. Rather it is a trend which emerged in the first decade of the twentieth century: first in France and shortly thereafter in Germany and the rest of Europe.
Expressionism is often regarded as the antithesis of realistic and Impressionist art. Instead of depicting reality as objectively and faithfully as possible, the Expressionists wished to convey their own, highly subjective, inner experiences of reality. Thus Expressionism is distinguished by an emotional and symbolic interpretation of reality.
To the Expressionists line, form and colour served strictly expressive purposes. They developed an idiom, characterised by bold brushstrokes, distorted shapes and vivid colours which often were attributed symbolic value.
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