Expressionism is one of the most influential art movements of the twentieth century. The impact of its visual style - dangerously angular, fevered, garish and erotic - continues to this day. But the roots of expressionism are inextricably bound to time and place.
In this catalogue, which accompanied the major exhibition at the Palazzo Grassi in Venice, fourteen leading scholars in the field reappraise the movement within its historical context.
Any real explanation of German Expressionism must look at the complete picture, for the Expressionists also wrote poetry and manifestoes, designed buildings and were involved in cinema, theatre, and politics. Fully illustrated with paintings, drawings, woodcuts and sculpture by artists such as Kandinsky, Beckmann, Marc and Kollwitz, 'German Expressionism' is distinguished by its breadth - all aspects of this revolutionary movement are fully discussed and it includes a detailed chronicle of the key political events and technological changes that swept Europe between 1900 and 1933.
|Title||German Expressionism: Art and Society|
Art of the 20th century
Arte del '900
|Authors||Stephanie Barron, Wolf-Dieter Dube|
|Editors||Stephanie Barron, Wolf-Dieter Dube, Palazzo Grassi|
|Publisher||Thames and Hudson, 1997|