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The Greatest Works of Expressionist Art

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List of famous Expressionism artwork, listed alphabetically with photos when available. The Expressionism movement was an awakening in the world of art, producing new types of paintings and sculptures that the world had never seen before. This is a list of the most popular Expressionism art pieces, so art enthusiasts will likely recognize the names of the famous artists who created these pieces. These renowned pieces of Expressionism artwork are showcased in museums all over the world, so if you can't afford an expensive vacation then this list is a great substitute for seeing fine Expressionism art. In the chance that pictures of these historic Expressionism works of art aren't available, you can click on the name of the piece for more information.

List features The Scream, No. 5, 1948 and more works from popular expressionist artists. 

If you want to know, "What is Expressionism art?" or "What are examples of Expressionism art?" then this list will answer your questions.
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    • Artist: James Ensor
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Expressionism
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    The Scream is the popular name given to each of four versions of a composition, created as both paintings and pastels, by the Expressionist artist Edvard Munch between 1893 and 1910. Der Schrei der Natur is the title Munch gave to these works, all of which show a figure with an agonized expression against a landscape with a tumultuous orange sky. Arthur Lubow has described The Scream as "an icon of modern art, a Mona Lisa for our time." Edvard Munch created the four versions in various media. The National Gallery, Oslo, holds one of two painted versions. The Munch Museum holds the other painted version and a pastel version from 1893. These three versions have not traveled for years. The...  more
    • Artist: Edvard Munch
    • Genres (Art): Abstract art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Expressionism
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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
    • Artist: Edvard Munch
    • Subject: Madonna
    • Genres (Art): Visionary art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Expressionism, Symbolist literature
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    • Artist: Jackson Pollock
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Expressionism
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