Expressionism. France. Wild Beasts. EMOTION. European painters . Les Fauves. FAUVISM. German. philosophy of art . EXPRESSIONISM “ where Emotion becomes a main subject of the painters’ art work.”. Germany at the beginning of the 20th century
philosophy of art
The arrival of Expressionism announced new standards in the creation and judgment of art. Art was now meant to come forth from within the artist, rather than from a depiction of the external visual world, and the standard for assessing the quality of a work of art became the character of the artist's feelings rather than an analysis of the composition.
New technologies and massive urbanization efforts altered the individual's worldview, and artists reflected the psychological impact of these developments by moving away from a realistic representation of what they saw toward an emotional and psychological rendering of how the world affected them. The roots of Expressionism can be traced to certain Post-Impressionist artists
Paul Cezanne. Turning Road at Montgeroult. (1898) Oil on canvas.
This movement began in New York after World War II - shows a desire to hold onto humanity during an insane time.
It was the first specifically American movement to achieve international influence and put New York City at the center of the western art world, a role formerly filled by Paris. Although the term "abstract expressionism" was first applied to American art in 1946 by the art critic Robert Coates , it had been first used in Germany in 1919 in the magazine DerSturm regarding German Expressionism. In the United States, Alfred Barr was the first to use this term in 1929 in relation to works by Wassily kandinsky
Unconventional application of paint, usually without a recognizable subject (de Kooning'sWoman series is an exception) that tends toward amorphous shapes in brilliant colors.
Jackson Pollock. Summertime: Number 9A. (1948) oil, enamel & house paint on canvas Called his own art “energy made visible”