expression and expressionism

   (with a small e — the more general sense) An attitude conveyed by the set of a person's facial features. Also, a quality of inner experience, the emotions of the artist (expressive qualities) communicated through emphasis and distortion, which can be found in works of art of any period. See a larger article devoted exclusivly to expression and expressionism, which includes examples of expressionist works, quotations, etc.

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.

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