|DAY 183||ART THROUGH THE AGES|
ANGST OF AN AGE
At the beginning of the 20th century, Germany suffered from political and economic upheaval, and war loomed on the horizon. Expressionist artists responded to this climate of cultural angst and disillusionment by using art as a vehicle for expressing intense human emotion and purifying social ills.
WHEN & WHERE
Germany and Austria
Germany was the epicenter for two distinct Expressionist groups: Die Brücke and Der Blaue Reiter. The artists of Die Brücke (1905–1913, Dresden) held up a critical mirror to what they saw as the misplaced values of society. Their paintings ...