As Germany and Europe headed toward the tragedy of the world war and its tormented outcome, German art generated the period of Expressionism.
[The Expressionists. The protagonists, the groups, the masterpieces] The “Bridge” of Kirchner and Pechstein; the “Blue Rider” of Kandinskij; the “New Objectivity” of Grosz and Dix. Then the evocative isolation of Nolde, the passionate colors of Franz Marc and August Macke, the refined style of Jawlenskij, the rhythmical research of Feininger, the control of Paul Klee, the wry elegance of Max Beckmann. At the beginning of the 20th century, as Germany and Europe headed toward the tragedy of the world war and its tormented outcome, German art was in the period of Expressionism, a creative phase of formidable intensity that spread from painting to theater, cinema, music, to become one of the deepest roots of modernity.
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