Expressionism art was a modernist movement, initially in poetry and painting, originating in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century. Its typical trait is to present the world solely from a subjective perspective, distorting it radically for emotional effect in order to evoke moods or ideas. Expressionist artists sought to express meaning or emotional experience rather than physical reality. Expressionism is applied mainly to 20th-century artworks. The Expressionist emphasis on individual perspective has been characterized as a reaction to positivism.
Expressionism can be considered a modernist movement, and shares roots with both painting and poetry. At the end of the 20th century it had found a birthplace in Germany, and from there the movement really took on a life of its own. Expressionism artwork is a collection of ideas, sometimes distorted, and takes you on a trip into the world through the eyes of the artist. Developed before the first World War, El Greco, Matthias Grunewald and Edvard Munch were pretty big during this movement. Munch’s painting The Scream has been immortalized in several media outlets as one of the best to come from the movement.-- The Copyright of Scripts is Reserved by Toperfect.