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  1. German Expressionism 1905-1930

  2. German Expressionism • Expressionism used forms and colors for emotional impact • Two groups: • Die Brücke • DerBlaue

  3. German Expressionism • Die Brücke • Means “the bridge” • Believed their work would be a bridge to the future • Produced intense anguished art with harshly distorted forms and clashing colors

  4. German Expressionism: • Brought about the revival of the graphic arts • Especially the woodcut

  5. German Expressionism: • Käthe Kollwitz: • Focused on pacifist subjects and the poor • Used stark forms and harsh lines to express the tragic loss in war’s aftermath

  6. Self-Portrait by Käthe Kollwitz

  7. Hopsital Visit Käthe Kollwitz

  8. Detail of HopsitalVisit Käthe Kollwitz

  9. The People by Käthe Kollwitz

  10. Kirchner • “My goal was always to express emotion and experience with large and simple forms and clear color.” • Focused on street scenes and caberet dancers mostly

  11. Portrait of Alex by Kirchner

  12. Man’s Head by Kirchner

  13. Emil Nolde • Gave his human figures hideous, mask-like faces to suggest a deformed spirit • Threw away his brushes and would wiped thick blotches of paint onto the canvas with a rag

  14. Still Life Masks 3 by Emil Nold

  15. Excited People by Emil Nold

  16. German Expressionism: DerBlaue Reiter • DerBlaue Reiter is the second movement of German Expressionism. • Breakthrough to pure abstraction

  17. Kandisky • Believed color could convey emotion irrespective of content • Used rainbow bright colors and loose brushwork to create completely nonobjective paintings

  18. Improvisation 31 by Kandinsky

  19. Composition 7 by Kandinsky

  20. Paul Klee • His work is full of simple shapes and forms • Very influenced by ancient hieroglyphics and symblos

  21. Blue Night by Paul Klee

  22. Temple Garden by Paul Klee

  23. Landscape and Yellow Church Tower by Paul Klee