Lasted from 1905-1920

Background history

Expressionism started in the city of Dresden. It got started by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Expressionism all started to a widespread anxiety to accomadate lost feelings. The main concept of Expressionism was mainly to show feelings.


Paul Klee

Paul Klee, a Swiss-born painter, printmaker and draughtsman of German nationality, was originally associated with the German expressionist group Der Blaue Reiter, and subsequently taught at the Bauhas, the widely influential German art school of the interwar period. Klee's diverse body of work cannot, however, be categorized according to any single artistic movement, or "school." His paintings, which are at times fantastic, childlike, or otherwise witty, served as an inspiration to the New York School, as well as many other artists of the 20th century.

Richard Lindner

American painter of figure subjects, often of an erotic or enigmatic character. Born in Hamburg. Grew up in Nuremberg where he studied the piano at the Conservatory, then enrolled in the academy of Fine Arts in Munich. In 1928 spent a year in Berlin, returning to Munich in 1929 to become art director of a publishing firm. Began to paint seriously in the early 1950s; took a post as instructor at the Pratt Institute in 1952. First one-man exhibition at the Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, 1954. His early pictures were inspired mainly by memories of Germany, the theatre and the german expressionist cinema. After 1960 he drew most of his themes from the vulgar aspects of New York life. Painted full-time from 1965. Died in New York.

August Macke

August Macke (January 3, 1887 – September 26, 1914) was one of the leading members of the German Expressionist group Der Blaue Reiter .He lived during a particularly innovative time for German art which saw the development of the main German Expressionist movements as well as the arrival of the successive avant-garde movements which were forming in the rest of Europe.

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Starry Night

Vincent Van Gogh-1889


Shape- the stars are like circles

Color-they blended the blue and yellow well

Line-lots of curved lines

Brenden Flesner