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Definitions for expressionism
ɪkˈsprɛʃ əˌnɪz əmex·pres·sion·ism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. expressionismnoun

    an art movement early in the 20th century; the artist's subjective expression of inner experiences was emphasized; an inner feeling was expressed through a distorted rendition of reality

Wiktionary

  1. expressionismnoun

    A movement in the arts in which the artist did not depict objective reality, but rather a subjective expression of their inner experiences

  2. expressionismnoun

    A somewhat analogous genre in early 20th century music

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  1. Expressionism

    Expressionism is a modernist movement, initially in poetry and painting, originating in Northern Europe around the beginning of the 20th century. Its typical trait is to present the world solely from a subjective perspective, distorting it radically for emotional effect in order to evoke moods or ideas. Expressionist artists have sought to express the meaning of emotional experience rather than physical reality.Expressionism developed as an avant-garde style before the First World War. It remained popular during the Weimar Republic, particularly in Berlin. The style extended to a wide range of the arts, including expressionist architecture, painting, literature, theatre, dance, film and music.The term is sometimes suggestive of angst. In a historical sense, much older painters such as Matthias Grünewald and El Greco are sometimes termed expressionist, though the term is applied mainly to 20th-century works. The Expressionist emphasis on individual and subjective perspective has been characterized as a reaction to positivism and other artistic styles such as Naturalism and Impressionism.

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  1. expressionism

    Expressionism is an artistic and cultural movement that originated in Germany in the early 20th century. It is characterized by a focus on emotional experience, rather than physical reality. Expressionists seek to express the meaning of emotional experiences rather than just physical reality, typically through distorted and exaggerated depictions in visual art, literature, cinema, theater, dance, and music. It is often associated with an angst-ridden and anti-realistic view of the world.

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  1. Expressionism

    Expressionism was a modernist movement, initially in poetry and painting, originating in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century. Its typical trait is to present the world solely from a subjective perspective, distorting it radically for emotional effect in order to evoke moods or ideas. Expressionist artists sought to express meaning or emotional experience rather than physical reality. Expressionism was developed as an avant-garde style before the First World War. It remained popular during the Weimar Republic, particularly in Berlin. The style extended to a wide range of the arts, including painting, literature, theatre, dance, film, architecture and music. The term is sometimes suggestive of angst. In a general sense, painters such as Matthias Grünewald and El Greco are sometimes termed expressionist, though in practice the term is applied mainly to 20th-century works. The Expressionist emphasis on individual perspective has been characterized as a reaction to positivism and other artistic styles such as Naturalism and Impressionism.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of expressionism in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of expressionism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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