Expressing Feelings: Expressionism in Art

Hi, finally its time for E. And E stands for Expressionism in the world of Art. Four people Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Fritz Bleyl, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, and Erich Heckel founded it and together they formed the group Die Brücke (The Bridge) in the city of Dresden.

Van Gogh

A Little History:
In the early 20th century, Expressionism arose,
A new way of painting, where feelings flowed.
From Germany to Austria, artists sought,
To show their inner world, as they thought.
Expressionism aimed to show how we feel,
In twisted shapes and colors that reel.
With every stroke, every line they drew,
They shared their emotions, raw and true.

Edvard Munch: The Scream

Notable Artists:
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, with his bold style,
Captured city life, mile after mile.

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Street, Dresden by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1908/1919, via Museum of Modern Art, New York

Fritz Bleyl and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, they tried,
To paint with passion, no need to hide.

Fritz Bleyl
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff: Self-Portrait with Monocle
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff: Self-Portrait with Monocle

Erich Heckel, his art burned bright,
With fiery colors, shining light.

Weisses Haus in Dangast, oil painting by Erich Heckel, 1908.

Edvard Munch, his scream so loud,
Expressed the angst that made him proud.

Edvard Munch, Two Human Beings, 1905.

Every painter, with their vibrant brush,
Painted the world in a passionate rush.

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Erich Heckel, Girl with Doll, 1910.

A Poem by me:
In the Expressionist’s world, we find,
A kaleidoscope of feelings, in every kind.
With every stroke, every line they drew,
They shared their hearts, with me and you.

Through their art, we feel,
The joy, the pain, so very real.
In every brushstroke, every hue,
Expressionism paints a world anew.

So let’s explore this world so grand,
In every canvas, let’s take a stand.
For in the beauty of Expressionism’s art,
We find a piece of every heart.

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Edvard Munch, Madonna, 1895/1912–13.

So that’s it. Will see you again with the alphabet F.

This post is a part of Blogchatter A2Z challenge 2024


Featured Image Courtesy: Mili Das

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