Expressionism meaning

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A movement in the arts during the early 1900s that emphasized distortion of external reality in order to express the artist's subjective experience.
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An early 20th-cent. movement in art, literature, and drama, characterized by distortion of reality and the use of symbols, stylization, etc. to give objective expression to inner experience.
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A movement in the arts in which the artist did not depict objective reality, but rather a subjective expression of their inner experiences.
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A somewhat analogous genre in early 20th century music.
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