People also ask, what are the characteristics of expressionism?
Expressionist art tried to convey emotion and meaning rather than reality. Each artist had their own unique way of "expressing" their emotions in their art. In order to express emotion, the subjects are often distorted or exaggerated. At the same time colors are often vivid and shocking.
Similarly one may ask, what started expressionism?
Although it included various artists and styles, Expressionism first emerged in 1905, when a group of four German architecture students who desired to become painters - Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Fritz Bleyl, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, and Erich Heckel - formed the group Die Brücke (The Bridge) in the city of Dresden.
The expressionist movement in visual art was identified in 20th century as the art form that distorts reality to express an emotion that underlies the reality. The reality origin can be still perceived, but its detail is not preserved.