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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 183 ART THROUGH THE AGES

Expressionism

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

c. 1905–1925

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 ...

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