EXPRESSIONISMDeveloped during the LATE 19th and EARLY 20th centuries (Dominant in Germany 1905-1925)
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.
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
Ernst Kirschner, Two Women in the Street, 1914.GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM
Ernst Kirschner,Street, Berlin,1913.GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM
Ernst Kirschner, Brandenburg Gate, 1915. GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM
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.
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
Kathe Kollwitz, Woman With Dead Child, 1903 etching. GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM
Kathe Kollwitz, Memorial for Karl Liebnecht, 1919. GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM
Kathe Kollwitz, The Grieving Parents, 1932. GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM
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
Vassily Kandinsky, Composition VII, 1913. DER BLAUE REITER