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  1. 1. EXPRESSIONISMDeveloped during the LATE 19th and EARLY 20th centuries (Dominant in Germany 1905-1925)
  2. 2. Characteristics (painting):The use of uncharacteristic colourschosen by the artist… To release of the artist’s inner vision To evoke feelings from the viewer Distortion of images and violentbrushstrokes.
  3. 3. German Expressionism “Die Brucke” (The Bridge) Colour, Distortion of Images and Violent Brushstrokes. Movement centered in Dresden, Germany and led by Ernst KirschnerErnst Kirschner,Self Portrait as a Soldier, 1915.GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM
  4. 4. Ernst Kirschner, Two Women in the Street, 1914.GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM
  5. 5. Ernst Kirschner,Street, Berlin,1913.GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM
  6. 6. Ernst Kirschner, Brandenburg Gate, 1915. GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM
  7. 7. The Brandenburg Gate is a former city gate and one of the main symbolsof Berlin, Germany. It is the only remaining gate of a series through which one formerly entered Berlin.
  8. 8. Kathe Kollwitz Worked almost exclusively in printmaking and drawing Themes of inhumanity and injustice The plight of workers and war victims Her son died during first week of WWIKathe Kollwitz, The Survivors, 1923.GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM
  9. 9. Kathe Kollwitz, Woman With Dead Child, 1903 etching. GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM
  10. 10. Kathe Kollwitz, Memorial for Karl Liebnecht, 1919. GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM
  11. 11. Kathe Kollwitz, The Grieving Parents, 1932. GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM
  12. 12. Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) Another German Expressionist movement that produced feeling as visual FORM – not just colorVassily Kandinsky, Composition VII, 1913.Complete abstraction- non-objective work - elimination of representationKnew about music, literature, science (the atomic theory) - materialobjects have no structure or purposeOrchestration of color, form, line, and space- blueprints for an enlightenedand liberated society, emphasizing spirituality
  13. 13. Vassily Kandinsky, Composition VII, 1913. DER BLAUE REITER
  14. 14. Vassily Kandinsky,Contrasting Sounds, 1924.DER BLAUE REITER
  15. 15. Franz Marc,Foxes, 1913.DER BLAUE REITER
  16. 16. Franz Marc, Fighting Forms, 1914. DER BLAUE REITER
  17. 17. Marsden Hartley was an American livingin Munich and was directly influenced bythese European movementsMarsden Hartley,Portrait of a German Officer1914.