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History of Modern Art: Fauvism

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Fauvism is the style of les Fauves (French for "the wild beasts"), a short-lived and loose group of early twentieth-century Modern artists whose works emphasized painterly qualities and strong color over the representational or realistic values...

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Before German Film Expressionism

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German Expressionism is a movement in art that influenced the movement of German Expressionism in Film

 

Expressionism in art

 

            Expressionism began 1905 in Europe eight years before the first German Expression Film The student of Prague debuted. Expressionist art reflected a state of mind and subjective feelings over objective observations. Symbolic colors and exaggerated imagery. German expressionism often focused on the darker side of human psyche. Expressionist was influenced by the Fauves an earlier movement meaning the beasts, because of the beastly bright colors they used, a critic said. Germany expressionism Started with Kirchner and Nolde.

 

Die Brucke is a group of German expressionists, which met in Dresden. Their name means bridge, which symbolizes them as a bridge for new artists to explore. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner was the leader of the group and would make paintings commenting on society in cities like the Berlin street scene( the painting above ),” convey hostile, alienating world with distorted figures and colors.”(Sister Wendy Beckett)  Their artwork wasn’t as cohesive and later the group broke up because of differing visions. Max Beckmann a great expressionist, was a soldier in the First World War and suffered from depression and hallucinations. “His work reflects his stress through its sheer intensity: cruel, brutal images are held solid colors and flat heavy shapes to give a n almost timeless quality.”(Sister Wendy Beckett)

 

These are a collection of Expressionist art at the Moma

 

 

 

 


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