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Expressionism
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[German Version]

I. The Term – II. Origin and Character – III. Expressionism and Church

I. The Term

In art, there have always been expressive tendencies, and emphasis on the moment of expression. This is true, especially, of German art; one thinks of the late Middle Ages (devotional art) or the late Baroque (Baroque). “Expressionism” is a school of art in the period from 1905–1923. Originating in Germany, it also gripped other countries. Expressionism is not a stylistic concept; t…

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Günter, Rombold, “Expressionism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 30 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_04923>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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