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expressionismex‧pres‧sion‧is‧m /ɪkˈspreʃənɪzəm/ noun [uncountable]  Aa style of painting, writing, or music that expresses feelings rather than describing objects and experiencesexpressionist noun [countable]expressionist adjective [only before noun] the expressionist movement
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expressionismLike Watson, Carr has assembled generous visual material on the best-known artists of abstract expressionism, especially Pollock and de Kooning.O'Hara's list of friends reads like a Who's Who of abstract expressionism.She is remembered largely for her pioneering ` dancing modernism, a corollary to abstract expressionism.In the context of post-war uncertainty it is relatively easy to relate existentialism to abstract expressionism.Abstract expressionism is commonly identified as the pinnacle of modernism.Impressionism begat post-impressionism, which begat cubism, which sired futurism, expressionism and all manner of errant abstractions.Leftists, right-wingers, and Dadaists all attacked spiritual expressionism in 1919, focusing much of their anger on the Bauhaus.
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