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EXPRESSIONISM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does expressionism mean? 

EXPRESSIONISM (noun)
  The noun EXPRESSIONISM has 1 sense:

1. an art movement early in the 20th century; the artist's subjective expression of inner experiences was emphasized; an inner feeling was expressed through a distorted rendition of reality

  Familiarity information: EXPRESSIONISM used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXPRESSIONISM (noun)


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Meaning:

An art movement early in the 20th century; the artist's subjective expression of inner experiences was emphasized; an inner feeling was expressed through a distorted rendition of reality

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("expressionism" is a kind of...):

art movement; artistic movement (a group of artists who agree on general principles)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "expressionism"):

neoexpressionism (an art movement based on expressionism; developed in 1980s in Europe and United States; crudely drawn garish paintings)

supra expressionism (a movement that tried to go beyond expressionism)


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