Thursday, October 1, 2015


Nature is not only all that is visible to the also includes the inner pictures of the soul.
~Edvard Munch

I am not really up on what Expressionism is, but I hear it's "a term used to denote the use of distortion and exaggeration for emotional effect." Edvard Munch's The Scream seems like a perfect example. Another definition is "a style of painting, music, or drama in which the artist or writer seeks to express emotional experience rather than impressions of the external world."

All of the below art was listed as being Expressionist. Is "The Neck of a Little Girl" Expressionist? I can't tell, but I love it, so...

by Marie Laurencin

Girl with Sheep
by Louisa Matthiasdottir

The Three Graces
by Tia Peltz

The Neck of a Little Girl
by Helene Schjerfbeck

Man with the Yellow Hat
by Ossip Zadkine

Nannies in the National Garden
by Theophrastos Triantafyllidis

The old woman and the girl
by Rafael Zabaleta


Retta said...

The Neck of a Little Girl is lovely and tender! Though I tend to think it was done during her younger years, when she was still in her Realism phase.

HWY said...

Very nice examples of Expressionism. Some Expressionism I like a lot; other works do nothing for me.

I love The Scream and The Three Graces, but not so much The old woman and the girl and Man with the Yellow Hat.

I would think that The Neck of a Little Girl was more Impressionistic, but what the hey. And since I love Impressionism, it is wonderful. ;-)