Definition of Expressionism

1. Noun. 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.

Generic synonyms: Art Movement, Artistic Movement
Specialized synonyms: Neoexpressionism, Supra Expressionism
Derivative terms: Expressionist, Expressionistic

Definition of Expressionism

1. Noun. A movement in the arts in which the artist did not depict objective reality, but rather a subjective expression of their inner experiences ¹

2. Noun. A somewhat analogous genre in early 20th century music ¹

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Definition of Expressionism

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Expressionism

expression-linked copy
expression cloning
expression library
expression of interest
expression site
expression system
expression vector
expressionism (current term)
expressis verbis
expressive aphasia
expressive language
expressive style

Literary usage of Expressionism

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1. Continental Stagecraft by Kenneth Macgowan, Robert Edmond Jones (1922)
"Both Ibsen and Strindberg come out of Romanticism into Realism, and pass on- into a Symbolism that is far on the way towards expressionism. ..."

2. The Theatre of Tomorrow by Kenneth Macgowan (1921)
"Let us consider expressionism first, since it can be, and too often is, presented amid the surroundings of the older theatre and without the spiritual ..."

3. Theatre Arts by Society of Arts and Crafts, Detroit (1922)
"expressionism has existed as long as there has been an art of the theatre; an expressionism, ... The expressionism of the catch-word is a matter of fashion. ..."

4. The Socius of Architecture: Amsterdam, Tokyo, New York by Ad Graafland (2000)
"His design is far removed from the architecture of expressionism and of social realism with their positive ideologies.1" The expressionism of the Russians ..."

5. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York public library (1921)
"MAS "Bahr could not keep from writing a book on expressionism and. with ... "All that expressionism has produced is in any event — in so far as it has moral ..."

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