expressionistic expressionistic  /ɪks ˌprɛ ʃə ˈnɪ stɪk/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to expressionism

Usage(s):

  1. After graduation from Yale, and years of failure as a painter of expressionistic still lifes and landscapes, Osborn decided to concentrate on cartoons.
  2. But DeVito has turned the film into an expressionistic epic in murderously bad taste, all frenzy and feckless subplots, mostly involving ghastly gangland figures.
  3. The Erotic Scene, 1903, is a riot of expressionistic brushwork, while the female nudes of 1906 have a two-dimensional classicism reminiscent of Roman murals.

News

  1. Uncle Vanya at Torn Space

    With Anton Chekhov’s 1899 masterwork, Uncle Vanya, Torn Space Theater—Buffalo’s foremost non-realist theater—once again lunges unflinchingly into the realm of theatrical realism. Last season they took an expressionistic view of Tennessee Williams’s postwar realist play, A Streetcar Named Desire, but with Chekhov, they mine the mother lode, taking on the man who, with Ibsen and Strindberg ...
    on August 1, 2013     Source: Artvoice

  2. Best Czech Point

    Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens 633 Osceola Ave., Winter Park 407-647-6294 polasek.org This Czech émigré’s waterfront home is a gorgeous setting for his monumental expressionistic sculptures, dating back to the 1940s. While its current programming suits the Sunday painter more than the serious artist, it is still a beautiful setting for events, and a stroll through the gardens to gaze ...
    on July 31, 2013     Source: Orlando Weekly

Quotes

  • Gere said he's seen the film and likes it a lot, calling it "a bizarre script" and "much more expressionistic than people are thinking."
    on Aug 30, 2007 By: Richard Gere Source: MTV.com

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