This is a complete presentation about Expressionist Art History plus an accompanying 100 point exam. The Expressionist movement began in Germany and spread from there. THERE ARE MANY ACTUAL SLIDES IN THE PREVIEW FOR YOUR REVIEW. THIS IS YOUR BEST GUIDE TO PRODUCT QUALITY.
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EXCERPT 1 FROM PROGRAM (BULLET POINTS ON Expressionism)
~modernist movement in Europe, initially in poetry and painting
~began in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century with various subgroups, next slide. Some of these artists could not work in groups though so remained lone wolves
~presents the world solely from a subjective perspective
~distorts perspective radically for emotional effect in order to evoke moods or ideas.
~individuals and groups with varying styles who wanted to make an intense personal expression with their art form.
~hated the mores of the bourgeois as well as the desiccated state-sponsored art academies.
~style was: boldly simplified or distorted forms; exaggerated or clashing colors; direct and startling imagery
Excerpt 2: Bullet Points for artist Vasily Kandinsky
~"Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw well, that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for colors, and that you be a true poet. This last is essential.”
~Russian painter and art theorist.
~painted one of the first purely abstract works.
~successful lawyer until he began painting studies (life-drawing, sketching and anatomy) at the age of 30 and changed his life’s direction.
~professionally and personally involved for 12 years with artist Gabriele Münter, who saved his art work from the Nazis.