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Noun1.neoexpressionism - an art movement based on expressionism; developed in 1980s in Europe and United States; crudely drawn garish paintings
expressionism - 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
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And yet where the narrative thrust of NeoExpressionism veered between the literariness of Anselm Kiefer and the hermeticism of Cucchi, Rothenberg pursued a personal obscurantism through a roughly wrought set of motifs drawn from the body, both human and animal, that overtly disclosed nothing but refrained from presuming a gnostic aura.
After an absence of nearly a decade, the great German empress of NeoExpressionism returned to Los Angeles with the North American premiere of her 2004 extravaganza Ten Chi.
Although neoexpressionism is the prevailing aesthetic in European contemporary dance, the philosophy of SEAD is based on that of Cunningham and John Cage: abstract movement carries its own message.