CDR-1317: SR Set: Expressionism

The Expressionist movement originally arose in Germany and Austria early in the 20th century creating works of intense emotion often with violent distortion of reality. With their use of agitated brushstrokes, jarring line and color, Expressionist artists sought to heighten emotional experience in their work. At that time they were rubbing shoulders with a plethora of other nascent artistic aesthetic movements, consequently making it difficult for us to precisely pin down all the various practitioners for this set. Members of significant groups such as Die Brücke and Blaue Reiter are included, such as Kirchner, Nolde, and Kandinsky, and some important precursors of the style such as van Gogh, Munch and Ensor. Working well into the later part of the century are more far-flung worldwide practitioners from post World War II including Klee, Chagall, Rouault, Soutine, Lucien Freud, Francis Bacon, Rufino Tamayo and Willem de Kooning.