Thursday, March 1, 2018

the woodcut, with its coarse gouges and jagged lines, is known as the preeminent Expressionist medium, but the Expressionists also revolutionized the mediums of etching and lithography to alternately vibrant and stark effect

Expressionism reflect a period of intense social and aesthetic transformation, and several themes of continuing resonance emerge:

1. urban experience,

2. distortion (internal and external)
a) internal: subconscious mind & emotional intelligence are the best aesthetic compass
b) external: reality is jagged

3. uncompromising approach to the body and sexuality

4. main themes: nature, religion, and spirituality

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