neo-Ex·​pres·​sion·​ism ˌnē-ō-ik-ˈspre-shə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce neo-Expressionism (audio)
often capitalized N
: a revival of expressionism in art characterized by intense colors, dramatic usually figural forms, and emotive subject matter
neo-Expressionist noun or adjective often capitalized N

Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of neo-Expressionism was in 1961

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“Neo-Expressionism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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