A style that made an impact in the arts in the 1920s, particularly in Germany. Expressionists deliberately abandoned realistic representation techniques in favour of exaggerations and distortions of line and colour that were intended to carry far greater emotional impact.

Edvard Munch Das kranke Mädchen [The Sick Girl] 1896

Artists

Francis Bacon
1909 - 1992
Frank Auerbach
born 1931
George Grosz
1893 - 1959
Otto Dix
1891 - 1969
Ernst Barlach
1870 - 1938
Max Beckmann
1884 - 1950
Lucian Freud
1922 - 2011
Natalya Goncharova
1881 - 1962