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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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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"
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Translations

expressionist

[eksˈpreʃənɪst]
A. ADJexpresionista
B. Nexpresionista mf
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

expressionist

[ɪkˈsprɛʃənɪst]
nexpressionniste mf
adj [artist, painting] → expressionniste
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

expressionist

nExpressionist(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

expressionist

[ɪkˈsprɛʃənɪst] adj & nespressionista (m/f)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Going beyond the surface of expressionist aesthetics (beyond the visible and easily recognizable stylistic repertoire) to the genesis of this movement around a totally volatile concept, ethereal like the new pathos, this foray into the genetic realm of expressionism shall clarify its essence and manifestation.