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German Expressionism
History, Characteristics of Expressionist Art in Germany.
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Munich-Schwabing, Church of St.Ursula
(1908) Lenbachhaus Gallery, Munich.
By Wassily Kandinsky.


Head of a Woman 'Medusa' (1923)
Museum of Fine Arts, Lyon.
By Alexei von Jawlensky.
One of the most colourful
expressionist portraits .

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German Expressionism
History, Characteristics of Expressionist Art in Germany.
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Munich-Schwabing, Church of St.Ursula
(1908) Lenbachhaus Gallery, Munich.
By Wassily Kandinsky.


Head of a Woman 'Medusa' (1923)
Museum of Fine Arts, Lyon.
By Alexei von Jawlensky.
One of the most colourful
expressionist portraits .

German Expressionism
History, Characteristics of Expressionist Art in Germany.
MAIN A-Z INDEX - A-Z of ART MOVEMENTS


Munich-Schwabing, Church of St.Ursula
(1908) Lenbachhaus Gallery, Munich.
By Wassily Kandinsky.


Head of a Woman 'Medusa' (1923)
Museum of Fine Arts, Lyon.
By Alexei von Jawlensky.
One of the most colourful
expressionist portraits .

All content on this website, including dictionary, thesaurus, literature, geography, and other reference data is for informational purposes only. This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.

Abstract expressionism is the term applied to new forms of abstract art developed by American painters such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Willem de Kooning in the 1940s and 1950s. It is often characterised by gestural brush-strokes or mark-making, and the impression of spontaneity

The abstract expressionists were mostly based in New York City, and also became known as the New York school . The name evokes their aim to make art that while abstract was also expressive or emotional in its effect. They were inspired by the surrealist idea that art should come from the unconscious mind, and by the automatism of artist Joan MirĂ³ .

Within abstract expressionism were two broad groupings: the so-called action painters , who attacked their canvases with expressive brush strokes; and the colour field painters who filled their canvases with large areas of a single colour.

 
 
 
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