The Expressionism Movement

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To what extent do expressionists portray their emotions through the use of vivid colour and distortion? Vivid colour and distortion are the important elements in expressionist art that play a significant role to express emotions. They are the elements that the expressionists artists use to portray their inner self and their reaction to their life and the world.
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This dramatic change in culture and societies was particularly in the Western countries, which

Expressionism is also referred to an avant- garde art as this art movement was experimental and innovative with art and cultural connections. Expressionism gained publicity in Berlin during the Weimar Republic period, when Germany won the victory in World War I; it therefore influences the work of the expressionist. Other expressionists art such as theatre, film, music, architecture, painting and dance were diffused from the avant- garde style. This art movement also expanded to Italy and France.

In addition, the root of Expressionism was from the Post- impressionists artists, which include Vincent Van Gogh (a Dutchman), Edvard Munch ( Norwegian)and Paul Gauguin (a French man)

cited in Donald E. Gordon, Expressionism: Art and Ideas. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987, p.
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It plays an important role to evoke the sense of admiration towards nature, but also to evoke the sense of anxiety and fear. The artists that used these element in particular are Edvard Munch, James Ensor and Vincent Van Gogh. These artists were influenced by Fauvism art because it strong colour is the main feature in their work. Powerful colours are apllied in the expressionist artists work to portray their emotions clearer.

In relation to the study of colour psychology, different colours have different affects to depict certain mood. For instance, the warm color: red and yellow are believe to stimulate strong emotions such as anger or excitement. But cold colour such as: blue and green provoke tranquility. Therefore, the expressionist artists chose certain colour that vividly express how they feel deep in their soul. Elliot, A. J., & Maier, M. A. (2007). Color and psychological functioning. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 16(5),

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