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The painting, The Scream by Edvard Munch is a good example of expressionism.
  an art movement early in the 20th century in which an inner feeling was expressed through a distorted rendition of reality
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  • The painting, The Scream by Edvard Munch is a good example of expressionism.
  • Her cheeks blazed red, two expressionist splatters of color.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • He spoke of Fauvism, Cubism, Expressionism, and Futurism—words I’d never heard before—and I was struck not only by the subtle distinctions that he drew, but by the hunger with which Ruth devoured every word.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • For some reason I think about Jacoba Van Heemskerck, a Dutch expressionist painter I’ve become interested in lately.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban

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  • When Gottfried Benn, an Expressionist poet, came over to the Nazis he was welcomed with a great fanfare, although at that very moment Hitler was denouncing Expressionism as Kulturbolschewismus.
    Clement Greenberg  --  Avant-garde and Kitsch
  • When Gottfried Benn, an Expressionist poet, came over to the Nazis he was welcomed with a great fanfare, although at that very moment Hitler was denouncing Expressionism as Kulturbolschewismus.
    Clement Greenberg  --  Avant-garde and Kitsch
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Associated words [difficulty]:   expressionism [9] , impressionism [6] , pointillism [8] , fauvism [9] , impressionism [6] , abstract expressionism [9]
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