Definition of expressionism
: a theory or practice in art of seeking to depict the subjective emotions and responses that objects and events arouse in the artist
expressionistplay \ik-ˈspre-shə-nist\ noun or adjective, often capitalized
expressionisticplay \ik-ˌspre-shə-ˈni-stik\ adjective
expressionisticallyplay \ik-ˌspre-shə-ˈni-sti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
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A Little Bit of Summer 6 The annual summer show exhibit at Art on the Boulevard opens this Saturday with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Enjoy local art with styles ranging from abstract expressionism to photorealism.
Bennett, who’s 40, gives students a healthy dose of German Expressionism alongside the nuts and bolts, from basic screenwriting to advanced postproduction techniques.
But the toughness of German Expressionism can be a hard sell, particularly to Asian buyers.
Mr. Sanders, 76, played with John Coltrane near the end of his life, seeming to inherit Coltrane’s affinity for global folk musics, Eastern spirituality and caterwauling expressionism.
Expressionism is a style meant to release and reveal emotion, not especially capture visual reality.
Buvala's work incorporates abstract with expressionism mainly using charcoal on paper and found objects such as wood, glass, metal and more.
Abstracting from life was also striking the art world during this time, with abstract expressionism giving way to color-field painting and pop art.
Pieces such as these, Hickson said, were a break from the nonrepresentational abstract expressionism.
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