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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.
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expressionism

(ɪkˈsprɛʃəˌnɪzəm)
n
(Art Movements) (sometimes capital) an artistic and literary movement originating in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century, which sought to express emotions rather than to represent external reality: characterized by the use of symbolism and of exaggeration and distortion
exˈpressionist n, adj
exˌpressionˈistic adj
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ex•pres•sion•ism

(ɪkˈsprɛʃ əˌnɪz əm)

n. (often cap.)
1. a style of art in which forms derived from nature are distorted and colors are intensified for expressive purposes.
2. a style in literature and theater depicting the subjective aspect of experience esp. by using symbolism and nonnaturalistic settings.
[1905–10; < German Expressionismus]
ex•pres′sion•ist, n., adj.
ex•pres`sion•is′tic, adj.
ex•pres`sion•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.
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Expressionism

a movement in the 20th century that attempted to express feeling and emotion directly by distorting forms, choosing violent subject matter and harsh colors, and keeping the overall design out of balance. — Expressionist, n.Expressionistic, adj.
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expressionism

(c. 1905–25) An emphasis on pictorial distortion or chromatic exaggeration within any art of any period. The movement emphasizing heightened emotion and the artist’s subjective vision, and was characterized by bold brushwork and stylized forms. Influenced by Gauguin, van Gogh, Munch, and Fauvism, the movement includes the more specific groups of Die Brücke and Der Blaue Reiter.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.expressionism - an art movement early in the 20th centuryexpressionism - an art movement early in the 20th century; the artist's subjective expression of inner experiences was emphasized; an inner feeling was expressed through a distorted rendition of reality
art movement, artistic movement - a group of artists who agree on general principles
neoexpressionism - an art movement based on expressionism; developed in 1980s in Europe and United States; crudely drawn garish paintings
supra expressionism - a movement that tried to go beyond expressionism
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Translations
ekspresjonisme
expressionismo

expressionism

[eksˈpreʃənɪzəm] Nexpresionismo m
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expressionism

[ɪkˈsprɛʃənɪzəm] nexpressionnisme m
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expressionism

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expressionism

[ɪksˈprɛʃnɪzm] nespressionismo
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