Tag Archives: Expressionism

Franz Gertsch, Marina schminkt Luciano, 1975

Raw and powerful. Reminds me of Weimar, German Expressionism, and the films of Rainier Fassbinder.  

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Ballet Russes, The Firebird, Expressionist

Valentina Blinova in L’Oiseau de feu [The Firebird], Ballets Russes, Sydney, 1936-1937 From the State Library of New South Wales.  

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Walter Nessler, Premonition

This painting by Nessler, his most famous, depicts London being bombed. He painted it before the London Blitz. A highly evocative work that conveys the influence of German Expressionism on him, art he must have been exposed to before he … Continue reading

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Wyndham Lewis, La Suerte (Luck)

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Issachar Ber Ryback, The Matchmaker

This work of Ber Ryback resembles works by Chaim Soutine. I love everything here: the colors, the fluid energy and wavy textures, and the marvelous caricatured expressions on the faces. It was very common in the Jewish world then for a matchmaker … Continue reading

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Odilon Redon or The Eye Like a Strange Balloon Mounts Toward Infinity (Guy Maddin, 1995)

This is Guy Maddin’s interpretation of Odilon Redon. It’s so expressionistic and surreal, that at first I wondered if it might have been an early film like Bunuel’s. Very Dali-esque. The basic plot is competition between father and son for … Continue reading

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Josip Tirik, (b. Zagreb), Croatian artist

Visit his website. Definitely felt a Munch influence here.

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Josip Tirik, Croatian artist, Untitled, 2009

Visit his website. This might be one of his most powerful works, and although completely original, it seems to have hints of so many things beyond the Balkans war– first, la Pieta (see body of Christ like figure in foreground with … Continue reading

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Josip Tirik, Croatian artist, untitled, 2010

Visit his website.

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Josip Tirik, Croatian artist, Untitled, 2011

Visit his website.

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