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    Tsuguharu Foujita


Japanese Expressionist Painter

Stylistically influenced by the following art movements - Art Nouveau ,Impressionism  Cubism,  

Tsuguharu Foujita was one of the greatest Expressionist painters. The movement was conceived in opposition of Impressionism.  The Expressionist painted with raw passion. Creating emotionally dramatic images with pure color and striking originality. Otto Dix asserted "All art is exorcism. I paint dreams and visions too; the dreams and visions of my time. Painting is the effort to produce order; order in yourself. There is much chaos in me, much chaos in our time."

 Expressionist painters looked inward at their own emotions, and less on the outside world. Painters of the Expressionist generation grew up on the battlefield, witnessing wartime atrocities and returning to war ravaged countries.

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Key Descriptive Words  and Phrases associated with Expressionist Painting -   Germany, early 20th century, emotional effects, emotional experience, avant-garde, emotional angst, Herwarth Walden, Der Sturm, graphic art, Die Brücke, Der Blaue Reiter, Friedrich Nietzsche, psychological depths, symbolic colors, exaggerated imagery, human psyche, exaggeration, primitivism, jarring colors, self-expression, expression intensity, printmaking, psychological,emotional themes, existential anguish, industrial modern age, individual genius, sense of movement, energy



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