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Expressionism Characteristics

Expressionism was an artistic movement with the intention of nothing more, nothing less, to convey the expression, the emotions in a unique way. Being one of the best known movements, expressionism gave us great names and magnificent works that are part of our daily life until today. The main characteristics of this movement in paintings, sculptures and literature are: In paintings: - Strong colors; - Constant use of contrast; - Generally dark themes; - Subjectivity. In sculptures: - Isolated, shadowy figures; - Despair, ecstasy, madness. In literature: - Unconcern with the organization of stanzas; - Exaggerated metaphors; - Very subconscious approach to the characters. What do you know about expressionism? Which artist is your favorite?

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