The artistic style of expressionism began in the early 20th
century, and is defined by the depiction of an artist’s emotional response to
an object or event rather than the actual object or event itself. Expressionism
is extremely individualized and subjective, and often uses techniques such as
exaggeration, distortion, radical perspective, and intense colors to present
complex feelings and thoughts.
These artworks are highly effective at evoking strong emotional reactions, from joy to surprise to sadness. With expressionist art, people can investigate the rich depths of human feeling.
Image: The Scream by Edvard Munch / Courtesy of Google Images.