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"100 years of Expressionism and its impact on Greece" Geromitsou Aikaterini

There is ambiguity round the term "Expressionism". Is it intense colors and possible outlines?  Deformity of line as the exaggeration?  Raw, unnatural  pictures?  The period of action of artists is fixed from 1905 until 1920.  There are two teams of artists, the  Bridge  and the  Blue Rider.  The artists did not develop one uniform expressionist style. Their common bond was the reject the sovereign social and political structures.  The  Blue Rider was more intellectual and included manifestos and written statements. On the contrary, the members of  Bridge passed less time thinking their artistic objectives.

The expressionist action in Greece has given appreciable samples, mainly at the period of  Bouzianis, where we see the teachings that he has taken from his German colleagues absorbed in a more personal style, but also at the duration of Possession in which the  engravings  approach more the work of Germans. Other efforts concern cases of careful imitations of German expressionism or effects of neoimpressionism and fauvism that led to a chromatic expressionism.