Expressionism was a movement of the early-twentieth century that focused on depicting emotion. Perhaps one of the most iconic images of the period was Edvard Munch's The Scream (1893), whose wavy, expressive lines appear like the sound waves of the scream issuing from the figure's open mouth. The image has been associated with horror and despair ever since.
The word 'expressionistic' can be used to describe any picture that, like The Scream, tries to elicit some kind of emotional response. It is therefore characterised by bold brushstrokes and colours, creating a vivid sensory experience for the viewer.
Our full collection of original expressionist art can be found below.