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German Expressionism

Expressionism was an art movement mainly witnessed in Germany in the years surrounding World War One. The aim for the art was to express inner emotions often using harm, distorted images that reflected the artists opinions of society at the time.
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German Expressionism Thesis: Expressionist artists in early twentieth century
Germany went through an emotional regression from
anger and repression to hopelessness and depression
due to the effects of World War One. By looking at the emotions the artists were trying
to express in each piece of art, we can witness the
change of attitudes towards society. to DEPRESSION "The Night" Max Beckmann "Skin Graft From The War" Otto Dix 1924 1919 "Skat Players" Otto Dix 1920 "Homage To Oskar Panizza" George Groze 1917-1919 "Fate Of The Animals" Franz Marc 1913 Mary Wigman "Witch Dance" 1914 "Dead Mother I" Egon Schiele 1910 "The Burning City" Ludwig Meidner 1913 "The Fallen Man" Wilhelm Lehmbruck 1915 "Nosferatu" 1922 F. W. Murnau "Batman Returns" Tim Burton 1992 "KV: The Faith Healers" George Grosz 1916 "Guernica" Pablo Picasso 1937 Due to inevitability of war ANGER Due to experience of war to DISILLUSIONMENT Due to meltdown of German society after World War One Prewar Period During War Postwar Period Work Cited Alley, Ronald. "Tate Collection | Wilhelm Lehmbruck." British and international modern and contemporary art. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Apr. 2011. <http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ArtistWorks?cgroupid=999999961&artistid=1490&page=1&sole=y&collab=y&attr=y&sort=default&tabview=bio>.

Barron, Stephanie. "Ludwig Meidner. Apocalyptic Landscape. Los Angeles County Museum of Art.." LACMA: Los Angeles County Museum of Art. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Apr. 2011. <http://collectionsonline.lacma.org/mwebcgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=96703;type=101>.

Bassie, Ashley. Expressionism. New York: Parkstone Press International, 2008. Print.

"Dix - Die Skatspieler (Skat Players)." National Gallery of Art. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Apr. 2011. <http://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/2006/dada/images/artwork/202-108.shtm>.

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Gourguechon, Prudence L.. "Hektoen International." Hektoen International. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Apr. 2011. <http://hektoeninternational.org/Journal _PsychoanalyticUse.html>.

"MoMA | German Expressionism Themes: War." MoMA | The Museum of Modern Art. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Apr. 2011. <http://www.moma.org/explore/collection/ge/themes/war/>.

Tavira, Casa. "Expressionism artists and art | the-artists.org." modern & contemporary artists and art | the-artists.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Apr. 2011. <http://the-artists.org/artistsbymovement/Expressionism/>.

Wolf, Norbert. Expressionism. United States: Taschen, 2004. Print.
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