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neo-expressionism

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An art movement based on expressionism that developed in the early 1980s in Germany, Italy, and the United States and is characterized by crudely drawn, garishly colored canvases depicting violent or erotic subject matter.

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Examples

  • His distinctly German neo-expressionism gave painting new purpose, serving up brutal truths in the wake of the second world war.

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  • Some reflect the neo-expressionism of the Neue Wilde, as in an exuberant, graffiti-esque 1983 Veit Hofmann poster with playfully crossed-out dates and primitive markings, or Angela Hampel's boldly feminist images of androgynous women, such as a punk Cassandra.

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  • In the late 70s, a movement known variously as neo-expressionism or New Image Painting revived gestural figurative styles, with an institutional seal of approval given by the Royal Academy's

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  • His unique style is an extraordinary mix of popart, neo-expressionism and Japanese comics.

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  • German artist Georg Baselitz, a leading light of 1980s neo-expressionism.

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  • In a time when neo-expressionism was the new rage, Smith persevered in his pursuit of the "anxious object."

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  • Ashes of Time and its crypto-remake 2046 has the filmmaker challenged film form to tackle memory and longing through pure neo-expressionism.

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  • Sixteen clear, well-argued thematic chapters, considering the likes of neo-expressionism, photo-realism, still life and the Leipzig School, look at how painters since 1968 have approached - and subverted - tradition, desire, beauty, the body and spirituality.

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  • The paintings have a pop-art character with a whiff of neo-expressionism.

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