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  • Out a door of bulletproof glass, behind their own reflections, is the old test frame, windows broken out, camouflage in German Expressionist ripples streaming gray and black all over it.

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • Reportedly two years in the making, this is a feature-length film shot silent (with intertitles) in German Expressionist mould, as you may judge from the trailer.

    The Bioscope

  • "Expressionist" is one of those handy terms that we critics use rather promiscuously.

    The great expressionist experiment: theatre seizes the essence of life

  • "Expressionist" is a mite strong, but it does hint at why the work nags in a way that the sculpture of, say, Donald Judd or Ronald Bladen doesn't.

    A Minimalist Artist With a Modernist Bent

  • They appear more controlled than those of Brooks's Abstract Expressionist colleagues, shaped like Rorschach blots and mutant chromosomes, deftly illustrating the sort of streaks and splotches that other artists hoped to achieve by chance.

    Homage to an Art-World Odd Couple

  • Estate and Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, N.Y. James Brooks's 'Leedy,' a painting from 1970 While Flavin's minimalist output rejected many of the Abstract Expressionist principles Brooks held dear, something about the oft-overlooked painter struck a chord.

    Homage to an Art-World Odd Couple

  • Dan Flavin made minimalist fluorescent-light constructions, while James Brooks was part of the Abstract Expressionist circle of Jackson Pollock.

    Homage to an Art-World Odd Couple

  • A very different view of America can be found in "How New York Stole the Idea of Modern Art" 1985, by neo-Marxist theorist Serge Guilbaut, which recounts Cold War efforts by the United States Information Agency and other organizations to promote Abstract Expressionist exhibitions abroad.

    A Painter in Her Own Right

  • Expressionist Alexej von Jawlensky's vivid portrait his wife from 1912, "Woman with a Green Fan," sold for $11.2 million, within its $8 million to $12 million estimate.

    Sotheby's Opens Spring Sales

  • Inspired by the 1919 German Expressionist silent film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The Cabinet creates a wild, abstracted "cabinet of curiosities" in which five puppeteers manipulate and maneuver the characters and objects much as Caligari controls Cesare's plight.

    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari as a puppet show

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