"Art is not about beauty, art is an expression."
Expressionism was an avant-garde movement that developed in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century. As a reaction against Impressionism and academic art, Expressionism refers to art in which the representation of reality is not objective but distorted in order to express the inner feelings of the artist. Expressionist painters wanted to present the world from a subjective perspective and depict the emotional experience that objects and events arouse in them. Browse our curated list of artworks from expressionist painters including Egon Schiele, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Edvard Munch and learn more about the movement starting from What is Expressionism?