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More specifically, Expressionism refers to northern European art, especially in Germany between 1905 and 1925, that uses emphasis, distortion and exaggerated colors to communicate emotion. Artists attempt to depict not objective reality but rather their own emotions. Their goals were not to reproduce the exact representation of nature. The search of harmony and forms was not as important as trying to achieve the highest expression intensity using deformation, intense colors, especially black and red, agitated brushstrokes, broken lines. Expressionism was suppressed by the Nazis along with other degenerate art and many artists emigrate to the United States.

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