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List of famous Expressionism paintings, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. The Expressionism period was a cultural awakening in the art world, so it's no surprise it produced some of the most historic paintings in the history of the world. The works of art listed below are some of the most popular Expressionism paintings, so most of the artist's names who created these works will be very recognizable. Renowned paintings from the Expressionism period are showcased in museums all around the world, so save yourself an expensive vacation by simply scrolling through this list.

List contains pieces like Portrait of Diego Rivera, Skeletons Fighting for the Body of a Hanged Man.

This list answers the questions, “What are the most famous Expressionism paintings?” and “What are examples of Expressionism paintings?”
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Expressionism Paintings
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Madonna is the usual title given to a composition by the Norwegian expressionist painter Edvard Munch. Munch painted several versions of the composition, showing a bare-breasted half-length female figure, between 1892 and 1895, using oils on canvas. He also produced versions in print form. The version owned by the Munch Museum of Oslo was stolen in 2004 but recovered two years later. Two other versions are owned by the National Gallery of Norway and the Kunsthalle Hamburg. Another one is owned by businessman Nelson Blitz, and one was bought in 1999 by Steven A. Cohen. The lithographic print of the composition is distinguished by a decorative border depicting wriggling sperm, with a ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Edvard Munch

Subject: Madonna

Genres (Art): Visionary art

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Expressionism, Symbolist literature

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Portrait of Diego Rivera is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Expressionism Paintings
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"Portrait of Diego Rivera" (1916) is a painting by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani. ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Amedeo Modigliani

Subject: Diego Rivera

Genres (Art): Portrait

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Expressionism

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Skeletons Fighting for the Bod... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Expressionism Paintings
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Artist: James Ensor

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Expressionism

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The Lamb is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Expressionism Paintings
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"The Lamb" (1913-1914) is a painting by German Expressionist painter Franz Marc. ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Franz Marc

Subject: Sheep

Genres (Art): Animal Painting

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: German Expressionism, Expressionism

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