expressionism expressionism  /ɪks ˈprɛ ʃə ˌnɪ zəm/


  • (n) an art movement early in the 20th century; the artist's subjective expression of inner experiences was emphasized; an inner feeling was expressed through a distorted rendition of reality

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  1. Abstract expressionism, that image-destroying, paint-flinging whirlwind, held sway as America's -- and modernism's -- dominant style during the 1940s and '50s.
  2. A resurgence of powerful images by five exemplary figures Neoexpressionism, New Figuration, heftige Malereiwhatever the name may beGerman figurative painting is.
  3. Abstract expressionism does not mean Easy Street to the artist, but neither does it mean martyrdom, unless the martyrdom is of the sort that Painter Mark Rothko bemoans.


  1. 'Man of Steel' review: This grimmer 'Superman' might not soar, but it flies

    By Alonso Duralde LOS ANGELES ( - In 1986, DC Comics published two titles that would forever push the superhero genre toward what has been known as the "grim and gritty" look - Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns" (whose tough-guy expressionism inspired both Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan's subsequent screen versions of Batman) and Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' "Watchmen" (which ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. The Algorithm of Manfred Mohr. 1963-now: An Exhibition at the ZKM Media Museum

    KARLSRUHE .- In the 1960s, numerous artists turned away from painting with brush on canvas: They sought alternatives to the spontaneous, emotional expressive forms of the 1950s, such as Tachism, abstract Expressionism and Informel.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Art Daily

  3. Kunsthaus Zürich presents first Swiss showing of the Hubert Looser Collection

    Lenz Klotz, Tagesablauf, 1981. Oil on canvas, 65 x 100 cm© Lenz Klotz. ZURICH .- The Hubert Looser Collection, with its focus on Abstract Expressionism, Minimal Art and Arte Povera, moves to the Kunsthaus extension on long-term loan in 2017. By way of a preview, from 7 June to 8 September 2013 the Kunsthaus is exhibiting the collection in the context of its creation.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Art Daily

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  1. Delivering the inaugural Arthur Boyd lecture at the Australian high commission in London yesterday, Humphries said the celebrated artist was a compulsive painter who "instinctively understood expressionism".
    on Aug 7, 2008 By: Barry Humphries Source: The Australian

  2. "Now every kind of folly flew from the asylum cage," Lindsay wrote. "Cubism, purism, constructivism, neoplasticism, vorticism, expressionism and surrealism - to name but the leading creeds : how proverbially shrewd was the confraternity of...
    on Sep 7, 2007 By: Lionel Lindsay Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "It's odd to think back on the time - not so long ago - when there were distinct stylistic trends, such as 'this season's colour' or 'abstract expressionism' or 'psychedelic music,'" Brian Eno writes for Prospect magazine. "It seems we don't...
    on Dec 1, 2009 By: Brian Eno Source: Globe and Mail

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