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ex·pres·sion·ism

or Ex·pres·sion·ism  (ĭk-sprĕsh′ə-nĭz′əm)
n.
A movement in the arts during the early 1900s that emphasized distortion of external reality in order to express the artist's subjective experience.

ex·pres′sion·ist n.
ex·pres′sion·is′tic adj.
ex·pres′sion·is′ti·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.expressionist - an artist who is an adherent of expressionism
artist, creative person - a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
Adj.1.expressionist - of or relating to expressionism; "expressionist art"
Translations

expressionist

[eksˈpreʃənɪst]
A. ADJexpresionista
B. Nexpresionista mf

expressionist

[ɪkˈsprɛʃənɪst]
nexpressionniste mf
adj [artist, painting] → expressionniste

expressionist

nExpressionist(in) m(f)

expressionist

[ɪkˈsprɛʃənɪst] adj & nespressionista (m/f)
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Much of her work dwells upon the black comedy, emotional extremes and deformed outcasts favored by her German Expressionist predecessors, and it is, in fact, genuinely new.
Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror," made in 1922, was part of the German Expressionist movement which greatly influenced the look and feel of early Hollywood horror classics.
One of the first Romantic poets and playwrights, Kleist has come to be regarded as the prototypical expressionist and existentialist, not to say mad modern genius, that is, an artist whose works resonate with unresolved conflicts--especially between restrained reason and unrepressed emotion.
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a silhouette recalling the emotional treatment of architecture in German Expressionist film.
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Now, only the chalk-white bodies and time-arresting evolutions are left of that expressionist world.
Expressionist painter Max Beckmann and his wife left for Amsterdam the very day after the Nazi-sponsored ``Degenerate Art'' show opened in Munich.
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