American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A movement in the arts during the early part of the 20th century that emphasized subjective expression of the artist's inner experiences.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The methods or style of the expressionists.
- n. A movement in the arts in which the artist did not depict objective reality, but rather a subjective expression of their inner experiences
- n. A somewhat analogous genre in early 20th century music
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. an art movement early in the 20th century; the artist's subjective expression of inner experiences was emphasized.
- n. a genre of German painting that tried to show the subjective responses to scenes rather than the scenes themselves.
- n. 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
“A classic piece of abstract expressionism from the Polish state music publisher, who opted for these sorts of far-out covers quite a bit.”
“But I feel that output from people like you should be more referred to as "expressionism" because it encompasses so many realms.”
“Courtauld Gallery, WC2, to 18 SepSSAn 80th birthday celebration of Barrie Cooke's visceral expressionism, which is appropriately held in his adopted home country of Ireland.”
“Even the names reflect this: Fuller, Murnau, Lang, the cinematic avatars of noir and its origins in German expressionism.”
“I feel the pendulum is swinging back, now, toward expressionism, which is where I think I fit best.”
“Substituting definition for description, Herbert Read called expressionism an art seeking to reproduce “not the objective reality of the world, but the subjective reality of the feeling which objects and events arouse in us” (The Philosophy of Modern Art, p. 51).”
“Caught out, Mr Saraya defended the deception as legitimate "expressionism".”
“He also came into contact with the new movements in the arts at the time, such as expressionism and constructivism.”
“Although it is used as a term of reference, there has never been a distinct movement that called itself "expressionism", apart from the use of the term by Herwald Walden in his polemic magazine Der Sturm in 1912.”
“The production, a larkey act about all the art movements such as expressionism and futurism, is staged in a classroom in which the audience are pupils facing a history of art exam.”
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