The Scream (1893) Edvard Munch,National gallery, Oslo
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Van Gogh was the one who marked the inspiration for a new style of painting - painting while expressing the artist's feelings to the object. His strong paint-brush strokes constituted the founding of the message - giving up the imitation of nature. Caricature is, to a great extent, an example of expressionism, for in its frame the painter transmits his views and opinions towards the drawn figures, as part of the visual material. The arguments the expressionists made were that the same place seems different to us when we are in a different state of mind. Therefore, they tried to pass us the picture they had seen subjectively, in a way involving the painter's emotions about the painted object.
Expressionism shocked the bourgeoisie by showing poverty, ugliness, evil and suffering without beatifying reality. They considered refining, harmony and imposed beauty in art as dishonest and even hypocritical. Munch, who painted the most famous expressionist painting of all times, "The Scream", fearlessly illustrates pain and terror.
Some consider atonality in music as a parallel to expressionism. Schönberg, who invented the very term "atonality" was a very talented expressionist painter, and close friend to painters who believed in expressionism. Much like them, he searched for the expressive ways of the "pure emotion", unchanged by tradition or limitations of tonality and conventional keys.
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