from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or in the style of expressionism
  • n. A painter who paints in this style

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. of or pertaining to expressionism (definition 2).
  • n. an artist who is an adherent of expressionism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An artist who aims chiefly to give expression to the emotions or passions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an artist who is an adherent of expressionism
  • adj. of or relating to expressionism


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  • Boesch's methodology has often been described as expressionist, though in this instance he's less overtly declamatory than you might expect, singing the work as much off the lines as the text.

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  • In a general sense, painters such as Matthias Grünewald and El Greco can be called expressionist, though in practice, the term is applied mainly to 20th century works.

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  • Rummaging through an old art-history text, I came across the opinion that Smith (1912-80) was too "expressionist" to be considered a doctrinaire Minimalist.

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  • The cinematic seeds of this kind of expressionist thriller were sown by Fritz Lang in the

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  • (His handling of the scenes is fine, but the "expressionist" pantomime between scenes is more confusing than helpful.)

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  • It features good analyses too of Lukacs petty defense of literary realism and stimulating reflections on the absurdity of some critics’ grouping of individual artists into art movements, especially in cases such as expressionist literature no writer has ever called himself expressionist.

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  • He has written several stories of English life which are entirely in his later "expressionist" manner (_The Islanders_,

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  • So while there's not a whole lot left in expressionist landscapes, there's enough to quicken the pulse of anyone who likes painting.

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  • Before her landscape series, Ms. Jones created many expressionist self-portraits that lent an unflinchingness to her jagged-to-swirly mark-making, much of it with big oil-paint crayons.

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  • ÂAmong the last portraits made of Gandhi, those most acclaimed are by Polish-born British expressionist painter Feliks Topolski.

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