Project One

Expressionism developed as an avant-garde style before the
The artists sought to express the meaning of emotional experience rather than physical reality
The movement came about during a period of intense change within Europe when society was developing at a rapid rate due to the industrialization , as well as the chaotic state of the world that was present within countries leading up to WW1
German Expressionist art depicted the subjective feelings of the artists about the disillusion they saw in society as the promise of war loomed. As a result, artworks were profoundly emotive, unrestrained and shocking, as they attempted to convey ideas over the type of reality that was being experienced.